POTENTIAL BIOMARKERS FOR AUTISM FOUND IN BLOOD OFFER HOPE FOR EARLIER DETECTION

In a recent article published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, scientists say they can predict with greater than 97% accuracy whether or not a child has autism from a blood sample.  According to the authors, the import of these findings is that a blood test can lead to an earlier diagnosis and a more favorable […]... >> read more

Education Department Is Seeking Comments to Revamp IDEA Website

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking comment  on ways to re-imagine and improve the idea.ed.gov website.  The website posts information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).  The Education Department wants to know what resources on the site are most used and what new information or functionalities people would like to see. This […]... >> read more

GOP PLAN TO REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS OPPOSED BY DISABILITY ADVOCATES

Earlier this week Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives revealed their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , commonly known as “Obamacare.”  Under this Republican plan,  new limits would be placed on federal Medicaid spending.  Rather than provide matching grants to states to cover anyone who meets eligibility requirements, the […]... >> read more