Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate
from Disability Scoop Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk of wandering is moving forward.
Airbnb Acquires Site Offering Accessible Accommodations
from Disability Scoop After taking heat for lack of access for travelers with disabilities, Airbnb is buying a company that arranges vacation stays in private homes that have verified accessibility features.
Trump Taps New Special Education Chief
from Disability Scoop The nation may soon be getting a new top special education official.
Why Aren’t More Students With Disabilities Graduating On Time?
from Disability Scoop Experts say that almost all students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school fully prepared to tackle college or a career, yet just 65 percent of them graduate on time.
FBI Reports Drop In Disability-Related Hate Crimes
from Disability Scoop Even as the number of reported hate crimes continues to rise, new federal data indicates that incidents targeting people with disabilities are down for the second year in a row.
Special Ed Enrollment Surges In Texas
from Disability Scoop Texas enrolled its largest number of students in special education last year, the same year the state officially got rid of an arbitrary cap on how many kids could receive such services.
Runner With Cerebral Palsy Sues For Chance To Compete
from Disability Scoop Aaron Holzmueller is an elite runner in Paralympic competitions. Now he wants a chance to qualify for the state track meet.
CVS Opening Mock Stores To Train People With Disabilities
from Disability Scoop CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic.
Stem Cells Show Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy
from Disability Scoop New research is adding to evidence that children with cerebral palsy can see meaningful gains from infusions of stem cells from their own cord blood.
Investigation: Students In Special Ed Languish In Homebound Program
from Disability Scoop Hundreds of children with special needs in one state who could be in school are instead being funneled to a tutoring program called Homebound that is supposed to be used as a last resort.