Intellectual Disability

Pope Blesses Kids With Special Needs

On the final leg of his historic American visit, Pope Francis made a point of spotting children with disabilities in his midst and blessing them.

Post-Secondary Programs See Signs Of Success

As a growing number of colleges offer programs for students with intellectual disabilities, a new report provides the most comprehensive look yet at who’s attending and their outcomes.

Questions Raised About Meds Used For Intellectual Disability

New research suggests that many drugs are vasty overprescribed to people with intellectual disabilities despite scant evidence that they provide any benefit.

Thousands Mark The Close Of The Special Olympics

The caldron no longer burns in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where thousands gathered over the weekend to mark the end of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

Poll Finds Public Perception Varies On Intellectual Disabilities

Attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities are evolving, a new poll suggests, but opinions remain tied to the level of personal connection individuals have with this population.

First Lady To Attend Special Olympics

First lady Michelle Obama is headed to Los Angeles next month to cheer on athletes with disabilities at the Special Olympics World Games, organizers say.

Stars To Usher In Special Olympics

Everyone from Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Kimmel and Avril Lavigne will be on hand to kick off the Special Olympics World Games next month, organizers say.

Torches To Travel Nation Ahead Of Special Olympics

Three torches will make their way across the country in the coming weeks reaching every state on foot or by bicycle before converging at the Special Olympics World Games this summer.

Under New Law, Self-Advocates To Train Police

Self-advocates will take a role in training police on interacting with people who have developmental disabilities under a first-of-its-kind law.

Stamp To Honor Special Olympics World Games

A competition bringing together athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will be immortalized on a new postage stamp.

ESPN, ABC To Air Special Olympics World Games

For eight days this summer, some of the world’s top athletes with intellectual disabilities will be featured on national television.

Athletes With Special Needs To Get All-Star Treatment

Athletes with disabilities will share in the spotlight as the NBA’s All-Stars converge at Madison Square Garden this weekend.

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