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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.

Disability Advocate Wins Acclaimed International Prize

An award that’s previously gone to the likes of the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa will this year honor a man who’s focused on making life better for people with developmental disabilities.

Disney Faulted In Disability Access Complaints

A civil rights commission has found reason to believe that Disney discriminated against theme park visitors with developmental disabilities after altering its disability access policy.

Former Prison May Become Home For Adults With Special Needs

A nonprofit is planning to modify a former state prison to create a community where adults with special needs could live and receive job training.

Entrepreneur With Asperger’s Raises $3.8 Million

Amid one of the most successful crowd-funding campaigns ever, an entrepreneur with Asperger’s is using his place in the public eye to shine a light on life with the developmental disorder.

Film Premiering At Tribeca Explores Love On The Spectrum

A documentary on romance among adults with autism will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside films featuring Hollywood veterans Richard Gere, James Franco and Dakota Fanning.

Thousands With Disabilities To Get Rental Assistance

Millions of dollars are heading to over two dozen states to help people with disabilities access community-based housing and support services.

Everyday Items Offer Assistive Technology On The Cheap

Nicknamed the “MacGyver of assistive technology,” an occupational therapist is sharing her tricks for creating tools for people with disabilities on a budget of $5 or less.

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