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New Housing Concept Emerging For Those With Disabilities

Construction is underway on a gated community specifically designed for people with developmental disabilities that planners say could become a new national model.

Lottery Winner Hopes To Boost Cerebral Palsy Awareness

A North Carolina woman who will take home $88 million after claiming her Powerball prize said she hopes the win will bring attention to cerebral palsy, a condition her son has.

Photos Shine Light On Need For Medicaid Waivers

To educate both legislators and the public, a photographer is documenting the everyday lives of adults with developmental disabilities to highlight the need for critical support services.

Academy Awards Ad Makes Pitch To Disability Market

A national television ad debuting during the Oscars is designed to spark conversation about how people with disabilities consume entertainment.

Sports Illustrated Honors Teen On The Spectrum

A runner with autism is Sports Illustrated’s High School Athlete of the Month.

Oscar Contender Depicts Parents Coping With Son’s Diagnosis

A short film documenting the intimate thoughts and fears of a couple after learning that their baby was born with a rare disability is up for an Oscar.

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.

In First, Model With Down Syndrome Walks Fashion Week Runway

Among the models strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week will be a woman with Down syndrome.

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Storylines

Three books are being honored for their portrayal of the disability experience through a special set of awards given alongside the well-known Caldecott and Newbery Medals.

Pope Joining Kids With Special Needs For Google Hangout

Pope Francis will engage with children with disabilities from around the world through an online chat.

Increasingly, Libraries Becoming More Inclusive

Responding to a growing need, a handful of new programs are teaching libraries how to accommodate kids with disabilities who may not adhere to the expected “behavior code.”

Super Bowl Ad Features Girl With Down Syndrome

A third-grader with Down syndrome will be front and center on advertising’s biggest night of the year as part of a television commercial for McDonald’s.

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