Arts & Entertainment

Disney Doesn’t Want Executive Questioned In ADA Suits

Disney is battling a request to have one of its top executives sit for a deposition in controversial lawsuits over access to theme park attractions for people with disabilities.

Theaters, Museums Increasingly Catering To Special Needs

With touch tours, audio descriptions and other accommodations, theaters and museums are working to make their offerings more accessible to visitors with a range of needs.

Model With Down Syndrome To Strut Fashion Week Runway

An 18-year-old with Down syndrome is set to make her debut at New York Fashion Week next month.

Special Olympics Underway In Los Angeles

For the first time in six years, the Special Olympics World Games are underway in the United States, bringing together thousands of athletes with disabilities for a week of competition.

First Lady To Attend Special Olympics

First lady Michelle Obama is headed to Los Angeles next month to cheer on athletes with disabilities at the Special Olympics World Games, organizers say.

Stars To Usher In Special Olympics

Everyone from Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Kimmel and Avril Lavigne will be on hand to kick off the Special Olympics World Games next month, organizers say.

Sports Illustrated Honors Walker With A Cause

After carrying his brother with cerebral palsy 57 miles in an effort to promote awareness of the condition, a teenager has landed on the pages of Sports Illustrated.

Play Centered Around Teen With Autism Wins At Tonys

A Broadway play that tells the story of a teenage boy who has a form of autism won big at the Tony Awards.

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.

Disney Tweaking Disability Access Procedures

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

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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