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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.

Masters Winner Shares Spotlight With Sister On The Spectrum

Basking in the glow after becoming the second-youngest player ever to win one of golf’s top prizes, Jordan Spieth was all too happy to talk about his sister with special needs.

Unfit For Trial, Many With Special Needs Stuck Behind Bars

Many people with developmental disabilities are languishing in jail simply because they’ve been deemed unfit to stand trial and treatment facilities are unavailable.

Disability Caregiving May Lead To Memory Decline In Moms

The stress of caring for a child with a disability may truly take a toll, with a new study suggesting that mothers of those with special needs see greater declines in memory as they age.

Mom Ticketed After Son With Autism Wanders Off

When a 4-year-old boy with autism wandered away from home, his mother got more than she bargained for when police returned him.

Demand High For Specialized Housing

With a growing number of people with Down syndrome facing Alzheimer’s, a need for specialized housing is emerging.

‘Aspie Seeks Love’ Follows Quest Of Man With Asperger’s

When a man with Asperger’s wanted to impress a woman, he sought out the help of a documentary filmmaker. He didn’t land a date, but the filmmaker stuck around.

Movie Featuring Actor With Down Syndrome Set For Wide Release

A film starring a man with Down syndrome is set for a nationwide release this spring.

Churches Work To Include People With Disabilities

With greater awareness and education, religious leaders are increasingly looking for ways to welcome people with disabilities and their families.

White House Honors Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A film about a high school student with a disability is one of 15 that is being honored by President Barack Obama.

TSA Says It Can Help Travelers With Special Needs

With spring break travel beginning in earnest, officials at the Transportation Security Administration say they want flyers with special needs to know that help is available.

Zoo Proves Transformative For Teen With Severe Disabilities

A teen once isolated and unable to speak is now a public speaker and mentor in a turnaround that may offer evidence of the power of human-animal interaction.

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