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Seinfeld Now Says He Doesn’t Have Autism

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum.

Toymaker Wants Playtime To Be More Inclusive

The maker of childhood classics like Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh and Connect 4 is looking to ensure that kids with developmental disabilities know how to engage with its toys too.

States Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Abuse

Stiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.

Teen Lands Venture Capital For Accessibility Device

A 13-year-old has become the world’s youngest tech entrepreneur to receive venture capital, all for a device he designed to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Bath And Body Works Apologizes For Disability Snub

A field trip to the mall went south when teachers say an employee at Bath and Body Works refused to allow their group of students with special needs to enter the store.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

At Long Last, Athlete With Down Syndrome To Compete

A man with Down syndrome who sued after allegedly being denied the opportunity to participate in the sport he loves due to his disability is finally getting a chance.

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.

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