Arts & Entertainment

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to a policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks violate the ADA.

Sesame Street To Focus On Autism

The nonprofit behind Big Bird, Elmo and Abby Cadabby is launching a new effort to reduce stigma surrounding kids with autism and help those with the developmental disorder learn life skills.

Mom Aims To Make Advertising More Inclusive

One photo at a time, a mother of a girl with Down syndrome is on a mission to convince advertisers to include people with disabilities in their branding and companies are starting to listen.

Disney Show Goes Sensory-Friendly

A group behind efforts to make Broadway shows accessible to those with autism and other developmental disabilities is now setting its sights on accommodating young kids with special needs.

Celebrities Reignite Autism-Vaccine Debate

Jenny McCarthy is facing new criticism for her controversial claims linking autism and vaccines just as another reality-television star fuels debate on the issue.

Boy With No Friends Gets ‘GMA’ Birthday Surprise

After a boy with special needs said he didn’t want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and he got the surprise of his life live on national television.

New ‘Handicapped’ Symbol Featured At Museum Of Modern Art

An updated version of the familiar blue and white icon that’s long symbolized accessibility in parking lots and restrooms alike is now taking its place in the art world.

Teen With Down Syndrome To Play For Harlem Globetrotters

Fresh off a stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, a teen with Down syndrome is being tapped to play with the famed Harlem Globetrotters.

What’s So Funny? Plenty For Parents Of Kids With Autism

With the help of some experienced comedians, parents are finding the humor in raising their kids with autism and hoping to entertain others along the way.

Viral Video Leads To NBA Deal For Teen With Down Syndrome

After video of a teen with Down syndrome scoring big points for his high school basketball team went viral, he signed what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind NBA contract.

Olympic Gold Medalist Credits Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Skier Alex Bilodeau says it’s his brother with cerebral palsy who inspired him in his quest for Olympic glory.

With New Film, Boy With Down Syndrome Gets Taste Of Stardom

Beau Wright, 9, is fresh off the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival and his family hopes that the boy’s big screen debut will show others what kids with Down syndrome can do.

Teen With Special Needs Invites Ellen DeGeneres To Prom

Esteban Barriga thought he had no friends, but that all changed when he decided to ask talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres to the prom.

In First, NCAA Coaches Using Basketball Court To Support Autism

Inspired by two college basketball coaches whose kids have autism, more than 80 NCAA coaches will join for a first-ever awareness day Saturday for the developmental disorder.

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