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Torches To Travel Nation Ahead Of Special Olympics

Three torches will make their way across the country in the coming weeks reaching every state on foot or by bicycle before converging at the Special Olympics World Games this summer.

Technology Breaks Silence For Nonverbal Students

For years, educators and parents have reported promising results with iPads among kids with special needs. Now, the technology is proving useful for older students with disabilities too.

Crime Odds Double For Those With Disabilities

People with disabilities remain far more likely to be victims of violent crime, new federal statistics indicate.

Guidance Sought On Rights Of Flyers With Autism

Weeks after a teen with autism and her family were booted from a United Airlines flight, advocates are calling on federal authorities to remind air carriers of their responsibilities.

Disability Claims Mounting Against Disney

More families are taking legal action against Disney, alleging that recent changes to theme park access for people with disabilities are discriminatory.

As More With Autism Near Adulthood, Clues To Success Emerge

What’s the biggest predictor of success for individuals with autism in adulthood? Researchers say it might not be what you’d expect.

Teen With Autism, Family Booted From United Airlines Flight

A mom plans to sue after her family, including a daughter with autism, was kicked off a United Airlines flight for being “disruptive.”

Stamp To Honor Special Olympics World Games

A competition bringing together athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will be immortalized on a new postage stamp.

Disability-Friendly Transportation Hard To Come By

While progress in improving transportation for people with disabilities has been evident in the past decade, persistent barriers remain, a new national report finds.

Disney Tweaking Disability Access Procedures

Disney is again updating its program for accommodating guests with disabilities at its theme parks.

Many Young Adults With Autism Struggling

Young adults with autism are facing significant challenges after high school, a new report suggests, with many on the spectrum finding themselves unemployed, isolated and lacking services.

ESPN, ABC To Air Special Olympics World Games

For eight days this summer, some of the world’s top athletes with intellectual disabilities will be featured on national television.

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