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.

Angie’s List Eyed For Vetting Caregivers

The online rating service Angie’s List is better known as a place to find plumbers and painters, but reviews are increasingly popping up for providers who assist people with disabilities.

Under Bill, Medicaid Would Incentivize Community-Based Options

A bipartisan group of senators is looking to provide financial incentives to states for helping people with disabilities live and work in the community.

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.

New Tool Helps Police Tailor Response To Those With Special Needs

A database that allows families to proactively offer information to police about the special needs of those with developmental disabilities is easing interactions with law enforcement.

Guardianship Often Recommended Over Alternatives

Full guardianship is most frequently recommended for people with disabilities as they enter adulthood over other less-restrictive options, a new survey suggests.

Sports Illustrated Honors Walker With A Cause

After carrying his brother with cerebral palsy 57 miles in an effort to promote awareness of the condition, a teenager has landed on the pages of Sports Illustrated.

Housing Unaffordable For Many With Disabilities, Report Finds

Housing is too costly for people with disabilities living on SSI in nearly every place across the country, with apartment rents often exceeding an individual’s entire monthly income.

States Consider Better Pay For In-Home Caregivers

As demand grows, some states are trying to improve wages and benefits for disability caregivers, aiming to attract and retain more skilled and dedicated workers in a high-turnover industry.

Play Centered Around Teen With Autism Wins At Tonys

A Broadway play that tells the story of a teenage boy who has a form of autism won big at the Tony Awards.

Boy Scouts Accused Of Kicking Out Teen With Asperger’s

After seven years participating in the Boy Scouts, the parents of a teenager on the spectrum are suing over the “improper and illegal” revocation of their son’s membership.

Special Olympian Leaves Mark After Decades Of Competition

One of the most prominent Special Olympics athletes in the world — who won some 250 medals and hobnobbed with everyone from the Clintons to Muhammad Ali — has died.

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