Ranking Names Best States For Disability Services

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.

Judge Orders Man To Hold ‘I Am A Bully’ Sign

An Ohio man accused of harassing his neighbor and her children with developmental disabilities stood at a busy street corner this weekend with a sign proclaiming “I am a bully.”

Crisis Training Pays Big Dividends, Study Finds

Training police to respond to situations involving people with developmental disabilities and other behavioral disorders leads to fewer arrests and more treatment referrals.

Family Pets Taking On Service Animal Duties

With wait times for service dogs as long as three to five years, some people with disabilities are taking matters into their own hands.

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.

Suit: Red Tape, Disability Stereotypes Mar Path To Driving

Advocates are suing claiming that people with disabilities seeking driver’s licenses are being subjected to unfair scrutiny because of stereotypes about their abilities.

Crime Odds Nearly Triple For Those With Disabilities

The number of violent crimes committed against people with disabilities is on the rise, new government data indicates.

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.

Boy With No Friends Scores Over A Million ‘Likes’

When a Michigan boy with special needs said he didn’t want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and found him more than a million supporters.

In Push For Community Living, States Offered Incentives

A new program under the Affordable Care Act is offering states extra money in exchange for taking steps to keep people — including those with disabilities — out of institutions.

New Medicaid Waiver Rules Set To Take Effect

In a long-awaited move, federal officials are clarifying what counts as home and community-based services for people with disabilities.

City Says No To Boy’s Therapy Chickens

J.J. Hart has autism and used to say little, stare into space and throw tantrums. That all changed when his family took in three hens, but they may soon be forced to give the animals up.

Seeking Inspiration, Runners Look To Those With Special Needs

Starting with a simple Facebook exchange, a new group is now pairing thousands of runners looking for inspiration with children and adults who have special needs.

Worries Run High As State Outsources Disability Services

Families are nervous as Kansas prepares to become the first state to put for-profit insurance companies in charge of in-home care services for residents with developmental disabilities.

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