Arts & Entertainment

ADA Suit Against Disney May Expand

The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.

TV Series To Examine Life During Transition

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

Increasingly, Parents Push For Inclusive Playgrounds

With local governments tight on funds, families are stepping up to ensure that community playgrounds offer a fun space for all children no matter their abilities.

White House Gala Honors Special Olympics

Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder were just a few of the celebrities on hand at a White House gala honoring Special Olympics.

Movie Theaters May Soon Be More Accessible

The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

Nordstrom Spotlights Models With Disabilities

To hype its trendiest looks for fall, Nordstrom is turning to models with various disabilities clad in everything from designer boots to kids’ fashions.

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.

StoryCorps Looks To Record Disability Experience

As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches next year, a new project is launching to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories.

National Special Olympics To Kick Off

Thousands of athletes with disabilities from across the country are converging on New Jersey for Special Olympics’ largest national games ever.

Comic Book Adds Character With Disability

In an effort to better reflect modern life, comic book mainstay Archie and his pals are set to get their first-ever friend with a disability, the series’ creators say.

‘R-Word’ Complaint Fails To Get Book Removed From Libraries

Despite a complaint, a children’s book that includes the word “retarded” will remain in the libraries of several schools.

ESPN To Broadcast Special Olympics World Games

Some of the world’s most talented athletes with intellectual disabilities will be center stage on national television under a deal with ESPN.

In First, Contestant With Special Needs On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

A 21-year-old with Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes made his mark this week when he became the first ever contestant with special needs on “Wheel of Fortune.”

MTV Puts Spotlight on Transition

An MTV documentary is taking a personal look at the path to adulthood through the lens of two brothers with autism.

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