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Thousands With Disabilities To Get Rental Assistance

Millions of dollars are heading to over two dozen states to help people with disabilities access community-based housing and support services.

Photos Shine Light On Need For Medicaid Waivers

To educate both legislators and the public, a photographer is documenting the everyday lives of adults with developmental disabilities to highlight the need for critical support services.

Increasingly, Libraries Becoming More Inclusive

Responding to a growing need, a handful of new programs are teaching libraries how to accommodate kids with disabilities who may not adhere to the expected “behavior code.”

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.

Bath And Body Works Apologizes For Disability Snub

A field trip to the mall went south when teachers say an employee at Bath and Body Works refused to allow their group of students with special needs to enter the store.

Therapy Pig Wins Reprieve

After a nearly yearlong battle, a family will get to keep a 65-pound pig in their home that they say offers support for their children with special needs.

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Rate Quality Of Life High

Adolescents with cerebral palsy have a similar quality of life to others their age, a new survey suggests.

Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Disabilities

A new ranking is offering insight on the nation’s best and worst places for people with disabilities to call home.

Report: Nearly 1 In 3 With Disabilities In Poverty

A confluence of factors ranging from prejudice to the complexity of support systems are leaving people with disabilities disproportionately impoverished, a congressional report finds.

Uber Accused Of Disability Discrimination

The ride-sharing service Uber is facing accusations that its drivers discriminate against people with disabilities, in one case allegedly locking a passenger’s service dog in the trunk.

Influx Of Residents With Disabilities Leads To Clashes

An increasing number of young people with disabilities are moving into housing that largely serves the elderly and the mix of populations is not without tension.

People With Disabilities Held For Years Without Trial

Whether or not they committed a crime, defendants with intellectual disabilities can spend years — and in some cases, decades — locked up with no opportunity to argue their innocence.

Suit Alleges ADA Violations At DMV

Just because she has a disability, Pam Dickens must prove every year that she’s a safe driver in order to keep her license. Now, Dickens and others are suing to get the requirement dropped.

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.

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