10 Tips for Including People With Disabilities in Your Party
With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to hold a party where all guests -- with and without disabilities -- feel welcomed, respected and have fun. Al...
'Baby talk' can help songbirds learn their tunes: Research has implications for understanding...
Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed light on speech learning and certain developmental disorders in humans, according to a study.
Judges Learn How To Work With Defendants On The Spectrum
As more people with autism come in contact with the court system, one state is requiring that judges be trained to better understand the developmental disorder.
Technology May Help Doctors Learn To Address Autism
Despite the increasing prevalence of autism, many pediatricians remain ill-equipped to identify and support kids with the developmental disorder, but a new approach may help stem that tide.
How not to be a jerk to people with disabilities
A British disability advocacy group put together a clever series of ads to help the non-disabled not make utter buffoons of themselves.
Searching for a diagnosis: how scientists are untangling the mystery of developmental disorders
Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
How scientists are cracking the DNA code to fight rare developmental disorders
Nearly two decades after the first draft of the human genome, our genes are finally giving up their secrets thanks to a cutting edge project
How Actors With Disabilities Are Educating Casting Directors
Opportunity, understanding and visibility are at the core of the conversation that is changing the dynamic between casting directors and actors with disabilities.
Exosomes may hold the answer to treating and diagnosing developmental brain disorders
Exosomes carry signaling information required to regulate neural circuit development.
Police Learn To Better Understand People With Disabilities
Using a unique two-way approach, law enforcement officers and individuals with developmental disabilities are learning to interact more appropriately with one another.
Why Parents with Disabilities Are Losing Custody of their Kids
Laws designed to protect people with disabilities are failing to maintain the rights of disabled parents to take care of their children
Arc Community Advocates' Ellen Stone On Why We Need to Hire Those with Disabilities
According to a recent state survey, only eighteen percent of those with developmental disabilities in Michigan are employed. Others tend to end up with
Connections: How To Increase Voter Turnout Among People With Disabilities
The elections are upon us and while Boards of Elections are installing technology in polling places to enable people with disabilities to vote, the
Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with...
Advocates say it is the most important special-education case in decades.
Government Panel Questions Universal Autism Screening
With autism rates rising, experts have pushed for years to expand screening for the developmental disorder to all children. But now an influential panel is saying not so fast.
Homebuying Help on the Way for Americans With Disabilities
"Realtors are usually the first stop for consumers' housing needs," Sara Wiskerchen of the National Association of Realtors told the
Facts about Autism
En Español Did you know ... Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys Autism prevalence figures are growing Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in
How 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Championed Children With Disabilities
Maxwell King's book The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers is the first full length biography of the man behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. It's a deep, honest dive into the history and values that shaped one of the most beloved figures in television history.