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Olympic Gold Medalist Credits Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Skier Alex Bilodeau says it’s his brother with cerebral palsy who inspired him in his quest for Olympic glory.

Autism More Common In Kids With Cerebral Palsy

As the prevalence of cerebral palsy remains largely steady, new findings from researchers at the CDC suggest that kids with the developmental disorder are at higher risk of having autism too.

Athletes With Special Needs To Square Off In Cage Fight

In a matchup that may mark a first for the rough-and-tumble sport of mixed martial arts, two athletes with developmental disabilities are set to face off in a cage fight this August.

HBO Documentary Follows Beauty Queens With Special Needs

A beauty pageant just for girls with disabilities is the subject of a new documentary set to premiere on HBO.

Bombing Suspect Had Tie To Special Needs Community

As a picture emerges of the men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon last week, so too are connections between the tragedy and the disability community.

Pope’s Embrace Of Boy With Special Needs Goes Viral

As Pope Francis made his way through thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday, he plucked a boy with cerebral palsy from the crowd, creating an image that’s gone viral.

Boston Marathon To Honor Man With Cerebral Palsy

Dick Hoyt has pushed a wheelchair carrying his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, across the finish line of nearly 1,100 races. Now they’re set to be honored at the famed Boston Marathon.

Thousands Offered For Disability Innovations

With $25,000 in prize money on the line, inventors are being challenged to tackle real-world barriers facing people with disabilities.

Man Jailed For Bullying Girl With Disability

An Ohio man is headed to jail after he was caught on video appearing to mock his 10-year-old neighbor who has cerebral palsy.

Nike Responds To Plea For Accessible Shoes

After a letter to Nike from a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy went viral this past summer, the company connected with the teen to create special shoes he can manage independently.

Homecoming King With Cerebral Palsy Takes First Steps

When his school rallied to vote him homecoming king, a Florida high school senior with cerebral palsy responded with a surprise of his own. He took his very first steps in public.

George Clooney Takes Man With Cerebral Palsy Under His Wing

An aspiring actor with cerebral palsy is getting a helping hand from none other than George Clooney.

Nike Asked To Make Special Needs Shoes

An open letter asking the CEO of Nike to create shoes that are better suited for people with disabilities is going viral.

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Becomes YouTube Sensation

When an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy committed to completing a 400-meter race, he got some unexpected support from dozens of his peers. Now, video of the run has gone viral.

After Six Decades, Once-Institutionalized Man Reunited With Family

Jerry Wooliver, who has cerebral palsy, was a little boy when he was taken from his mother and siblings and sent to a state institution. It took 61 years for him to find his family again.

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