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.
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.
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.
A visit to meet Santa Claus can be overwhelming, but this weekend St. Nick will make some special adjustments to accommodate kids with disabilities at many malls across the country.
A new calendar featuring scantily-clad models with disabilities is designed to squash preconceived notions about sexuality among those with special needs.
When a customer berated a supermarket employee with Asperger’s syndrome for working too slowly, the story quickly went viral with tens-of-thousands coming to the worker’s defense.
A recent court ruling that New York City’s emergency plans violate the Americans with Disabilities Act could have widespread implications for cities across the country.
Arguably the world’s most famous athlete with intellectual disability, Loretta Claiborne is as comfortable hobnobbing with presidents and celebrities as she is inspiring teens in the gym.
For over a century, the graves of people who died at state institutions in Minnesota were marked with nothing more than numbers. Now, an effort is underway to recognize each by name.
Months after prevailing in a closely-watched case, a woman with Down syndrome is the namesake of a new center challenging an “over-reliance on guardianship” for those with disabilities.
Kids often see their peers with autism as less friendly and less trustworthy, new research suggests, and they’re making these assessments quickly based on appearance alone.
Their house has no hot water, it’s filled with clutter and is otherwise in disrepair, but for three brothers with developmental disabilities it’s the only place they’ve ever called home.
For the first time in years, someone outside the famed Shriver family will lead Special Olympics.
When her dream wedding was abruptly called off, one bride chose to turn her misfortune into a special opportunity for those with disabilities.
When disaster strikes, most people with disabilities are unprepared, leaving them vulnerable to injury and even death, a first-of-its-kind survey finds.