New Online Toolkit Helps Mental Health Providers Serve Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed a new online Community Provider Toolkit to provide support, therapeutic tools and resources for community providers who treat Veterans for mental health issues. – via

Scientists Develop Genetic Test For Autism

Genetic testing for autism is one step closer to reality, researchers say, a development which may open the door for earlier diagnosis. – via Disability Scoop.

Fall TV Lineup Includes More With Down Syndrome

With the addition of a new character on Fox’s “Glee” this season, the number of actors on television with Down syndrome is on the rise. – via Disability Scoop

Senses Altered For Those With Autism, Study Finds

People with autism perceive sight, sound and touch in extremely unpredictable ways, new research suggests, a finding that may help explain behaviors associated with the developmental disorder. – via Disability Scoop

The Arc Celebrates the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

In July, The Arc joins with advocates across the country to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). – via The Arc Blog