Living

Support Urged For Families Weighing Out-Of-Home Placements

While the vast majority of kids with developmental disabilities are cared for at home, pediatricians are being reminded that out-of-home placements remain an important option.

Course Focuses On Interior Design For Those On The Spectrum

An interior design course at one college is teaching students to make homes functional, practical, safe and aesthetically pleasing for people with autism and their families.

Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities

People with disabilities are falling far short when it comes to consuming recommended levels of vitamins and other nutrients, researchers say.

Power Wheels Offer Lift For Kids With Special Needs

With no commercially-available device allowing young children with physical disabilities to get around, modifications are being made to Power Wheels cars to offer a chance at independence.

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.

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