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Study: ‘Mindfulness’ May Help Moms Reduce Caregiver Stress

Just six treatment sessions designed to help moms of kids with developmental disabilities manage their stress can go a long way toward reducing depression and anxiety, researchers say.

Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police

Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities

To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.

In Debate Over Institutions, Residents Rarely Heard

As states increasingly close down institutions, one resident who’s being forced to move says people like her are often left with few choices.

Self-Advocates Train To Have Safe Encounters With Police

Beyond training police officers, there is a new effort underway to prepare people with developmental disabilities for potential encounters with law enforcement.

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Supreme Court Rules On Disability Caregivers

In a case that could have broad implications, the U.S. Supreme Court says home care workers — including those caring for their own kids with special needs — can’t be forced to pay union dues.

Many Parents Of Kids With Autism Have Autistic Traits Too

Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.

Worshippers With Disabilities Search For Acceptance

It often can be difficult for people with special needs to find churches, synagogues, temples and mosques that are open and accepting, but advocates say that’s starting to change.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.

Autism Often Deters Parents From Having More Kids

Couples who have a child diagnosed with autism appear significantly less likely to have additional children, researchers say, no matter how many kids they already have.

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