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Disney Urged To Include Characters With Disabilities

Tens of thousands have signed a petition calling for Disney to include characters with Down syndrome in its animated films.

Therapy Pig Wins Reprieve

After a nearly yearlong battle, a family will get to keep a 65-pound pig in their home that they say offers support for their children with special needs.

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Rate Quality Of Life High

Adolescents with cerebral palsy have a similar quality of life to others their age, a new survey suggests.

Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Disabilities

A new ranking is offering insight on the nation’s best and worst places for people with disabilities to call home.

TV Networks Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities appearing on broadcast television is on the rise, according to a new analysis.

Increasingly, Adults With Down Syndrome Face Alzheimer’s

A growing number of families are struggling to care for aging adults with Down syndrome who also have Alzheimer’s disease and are losing hard-won skills.

Lawsuits Often Fail To Satisfy Either Side Of ADA Coin

No matter which side they’re on, the people involved in disability access lawsuits seem to have one thing in common: supreme frustration.

Report: Nearly 1 In 3 With Disabilities In Poverty

A confluence of factors ranging from prejudice to the complexity of support systems are leaving people with disabilities disproportionately impoverished, a congressional report finds.

Kanye West Faces Backlash Over Wheelchair Incident

Kanye West is taking heat for calling out two concertgoers for not standing up only to find out that they had disabilities.

Uber Accused Of Disability Discrimination

The ride-sharing service Uber is facing accusations that its drivers discriminate against people with disabilities, in one case allegedly locking a passenger’s service dog in the trunk.

Influx Of Residents With Disabilities Leads To Clashes

An increasing number of young people with disabilities are moving into housing that largely serves the elderly and the mix of populations is not without tension.

Accessibility Problems Dog Amtrak

The nation’s passenger rail system remains plagued by accessibility problems with poor planning hampering efforts to improve accommodations for people with disabilities, an audit finds.

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