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.
The approach that parents take with their children who have developmental disabilities is directly tied to how cooperative and independent they become, new research suggests.
Looking for a way to pay for treatment for her son with cerebral palsy, one Oregon mom decided to write a book and turned to Kickstarter.com to fund it. Even she was surprised by the result.
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.
After two years using a walker, a Texas school district is ordering a 5-year-old girl with cerebral palsy back into her wheelchair. Now, the girl’s mother is fighting back.
In a bid to save money, Tennessee will soon stop paying for some with disabilities to receive help from two personal assistants at once. But the new rule could end up costing the state more.
A nationwide survey of caregivers of those with developmental disabilities is offering new evidence this week of the hardships many families face in accessing support services.
New Jersey may offer upwards of $10,000 annually to families caring for adults with disabilities who are on the state’s waiting list for community services.
A new pilot program in New Jersey is attempting to make life a little easier by providing a 24-hour help line offering support, information and resources.
A Colorado 8-year-old with disabilities is at the center of a dispute between her parents and school officials over whether or not she should repeat kindergarten again.
Families of children born premature fare well long-term, even when those children experience developmental disabilities, new research indicates.
At 21 and left with no one to care for her, Haylee Cain had no choice but to move into a nursing home. Two months and a newspaper article later, she’s getting a new lease on life.
Florida legislators are considering new restrictions on the use of psychiatric medication among foster children a year after a 7-year-old child in state care hung himself.
Toys and equipment for kids with special needs can carry a high cost and incur quick turnover. Now, a St. Louis group is offering specialized items on loan for no charge.
There are nearly 17 million unpaid caregivers of children with special needs, many of whom say they have no choice but to provide an average of 30 hours per week of care.