Intellectual Disability

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.

Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say

Just two days after a 19-year-old with intellectual disability gave birth, state officials took her newborn away in an act the federal government contends violated the woman’s civil rights.

Study Finds Postsecondary Programs Boost Outcomes

Individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend postsecondary programs are finding greater success in the job market than those who do not pursue further education, a new study suggests.

Cancer Drug May Play Role In Treating Fragile X

A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.

People With Disabilities Held For Years Without Trial

Whether or not they committed a crime, defendants with intellectual disabilities can spend years — and in some cases, decades — locked up with no opportunity to argue their innocence.

Doctors Get New Recommendations For Diagnosing Disabilities

A major pediatricians’ group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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