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Airlines Encouraged To Better Serve Flyers With Disabilities

A new guide from the U.S. Department of Transportation is spelling out the rules air carriers must follow when dealing with travelers who have autism and other developmental disabilities.

Feds Clarify Rights Of Parents With Disabilities

The Obama administration is warning state and local officials not to discriminate against people with disabilities who have children or would like to.

Disney Doesn’t Want Executive Questioned In ADA Suits

Disney is battling a request to have one of its top executives sit for a deposition in controversial lawsuits over access to theme park attractions for people with disabilities.

Study: Dads’ Involvement Key For Families Affected By ASD

Many women struggle to deal with stress associated with having a child with autism, but new research suggests that fathers can play a big role in boosting moms’ mental health.

Theaters, Museums Increasingly Catering To Special Needs

With touch tours, audio descriptions and other accommodations, theaters and museums are working to make their offerings more accessible to visitors with a range of needs.

Survey Finds Homebuyers’ Needs For Accessible Housing Are Unmet

Families that include individuals with disabilities say they have difficulty finding housing to meet their needs and real estate agents are often ill-equipped to help.

Model With Down Syndrome To Strut Fashion Week Runway

An 18-year-old with Down syndrome is set to make her debut at New York Fashion Week next month.

Found Near Death, A Loner Pit Bull Has A New Best Friend

A dog that was rehabilitated after he was found sick and emaciated at Chicago’s Grant Park didn’t seem to like people. That is, until he found a 10-year-old with developmental disabilities.

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.

Tech Innovators Honored For Helping Those With Special Needs

In an often self-absorbed Silicon Valley, a handful of entrepreneurs are being honored for working to solve problems faced by many with disabilities.

Justice Department Clarifies Service Animal Rules

Federal officials are further clarifying the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities who rely on service animals amid continued confusion.

Parents Of Grown Children With Disabilities Worry About Future

Even in a state with some of the best disability services, parents and providers are worried about what the future holds for a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities.

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