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Disability-Focused Proms Expected To Draw 7,000

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is organizing 45 proms around the world on one night just for people with special needs.

Company Creates Drums For Those With Sensory Issues

One of the world’s leading percussion manufacturers is debuting a new line of drums designed to be more user-friendly — and potentially healing — for people with developmental disabilities.

Caregiver Wage, Overtime Protections Struck Down

A federal judge has put a stop to a new rule requiring that in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities be paid minimum wage and overtime.

HBO To Air Autism Documentary

A new film following a group of young people with developmental disabilities as they spend months preparing to tackle the social anxieties surrounding a high school dance is headed to HBO.

Athletes With Disabilities Eye College Competition

For the first time, a sport designed specifically to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities is being played competitively at the collegiate level.

Pets May Boost Social Skills In Kids With Autism

Living with dogs, cats or other pets may help children with autism acquire social skills, researchers say in a new study that finds greater engagement among those with animals in the home.

With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations

As new rules roll out mandating better pay for in-home care workers, federal officials say states must not compromise the rights of people with disabilities in the process.

Designer Focuses On Interiors For Those With Autism

After her son was diagnosed with autism, one interior designer schooled herself on how to create calming spaces for those on the spectrum. Now she’s sharing her expertise with others.

Disney Noncommittal On Adding Characters With Disabilities

Disney isn’t making any promises in response to a petition signed by more than 75,000 people calling for the company to include more characters with disabilities in its movies.

With Eye On Disabilities, TV Gaining New Features

A first-of-its-kind offering designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to access television is making its debut.

States Ranked On Court Accessibility

A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.

Disney Facing More ADA Suits

A battle over disability access at Disney theme parks has been renewed, with more than two dozen separate claims filed against the entertainment company.

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