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  • Amtrak Tells Wheelchair Users To Pay $25,000...

    Disability Scoop

    Amtrak is under fire for reportedly telling a group of people with disabilities that it would cost $25,000 for them to travel by train on a route that typically costs just $16 per person.

  • Couples With Disabilities Navigate Red Tape On Way To Altar...

    Disability Scoop

    Marriage often means sacrificing much needed government benefits for people with developmental disabilities, but a proposed law could change that.

  • Judge Slashes Verdict In Risperdal Case...

    Disability Scoop

    A judge chopped an $8 billion award to a man who claimed the maker of Risperdal failed to warn that boys using the drug — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.

  • FDA Misses Deadline To Ban Devices Used To Shock Those With Special Needs...

    Disability Scoop

    The Food and Drug Administration missed its own deadline to finalize a ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities.

  • When should I tell my child they’re autistic, and how do I tell them?...

    Autistic Not Weird

    The two questions above are among the most commonly asked by parents of newly-diagnosed autistic children. And wouldn’t it be great if there were a one-sentence answer to it? Sadly, it doesn’t work…

  • Ed Department Urged To Ban Seclusion In Schools...

    Disability Scoop

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos should ban seclusion and prohibit certain restraint techniques in the nation's schools, a dozen lawmakers say.

  • Woman With Cerebral Palsy Pens Script For Disney...

    Disability Scoop

    She has cerebral palsy and talks via a communication board on her wheelchair, but that's not stopping Erin Feeney who just saw her first script for Disney's "Doc McStuffins" come

  • Focus on Five: Tips for Teaching Writing...

    The Autism Helper

    Resources, tips, and materials to help you, help children with autism

  • Proposed Social Security Changes Could Cut Off Beneficiaries With Disabilities...

    Disability Scoop

    A proposed change to federal disability assistance would result in millions more case reviews, likely cutting off many recipients with disabilities if the changes are enacted.

  • Identifying my WHY...

    The Autism Helper

    Resources, tips, and materials to help you, help children with autism