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Complaint Alleges Disabled Face Discrimination at the Voting Booth
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Complaint Alleges Disabled Face Discrimination at the Voting Booth

A Voting Rights Act complaint filed with the U.S. Justice Department alleges that thousands of individuals with disabilities in Los Angeles County were unlawfully disqualified from being able to vote in state and national elections over the past decade. It was...
Disney Update – Denies changes to its policy for disabled and special needs guests is in violation of Americans with Disabilities Act
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Disney Update – Denies changes to its policy for disabled and special needs guests is in violation of Americans with Disabilities Act

CALIFORNIA -  Earlier this year a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was filed by several families with special need children, stating Disney's new policy for people with disabilities are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ...
Parents urge government to open facilities and fund autism treatment programs
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Parents urge government to open facilities and fund autism treatment programs

Oman - The parents of children and adults with ASD are demanding that the government implement measures geared towards assisting families responsible for providing care for loved ones with the disorder. Presently, the country has only a small number private...
Scottish Airports encouraged to advertise Autism support
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Scottish Airports encouraged to advertise Autism support

Mark McDonald SNP MEP for Aberdeen has been working alongside the National Autism Society in Scotland to make Scottish airports advertise autism support within their walls. Support can mean Fast track lanes, more airport staff on hand for families with auti...
Demand for Autism Free School in Surrey
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Demand for Autism Free School in Surrey

Surrey, UK - A free school for children with autism in north Surrey will be formally proposed as it has been found that there is a "big demand" for the facility, the BBC reports. Temple's School in Surrey would provide specialist education for children and ...
FDA Reevaluates Marijuana Classification
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FDA Reevaluates Marijuana Classification

Recently, Autism Daily Newscast ran a story about a group of parents who were petitioning the government to re-classify marijuana from a Schedule 1 drug, in the hopes of making medical marijuana products more readily available to children suffering from seizur...
Petition by Leonor Andrade-Martinez to bring Stephen Home
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Petition by Leonor Andrade-Martinez to bring Stephen Home

London, UK - Leonor Andrade-Martinez has launched an online petition via Change.org in order to bring her son, Stephen, 19 back nearer home. Stephen at present is in a psychiatric unit at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islingto...
The Specialist Guild – Getting autism in the workplace
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The Specialist Guild – Getting autism in the workplace

SAN FRANCISCO - A new video in the Living Online series by the BBC showcases the work of American not for profit company the Specialist Guild in training adults with autism in specific workplaces. With new CDC findings reporting that one in 68 children ...