Many people with developmental disabilities are languishing in jail simply because they’ve been deemed unfit to stand trial and treatment facilities are unavailable.
With greater awareness and education, religious leaders are increasingly looking for ways to welcome people with disabilities and their families.
A teen once isolated and unable to speak is now a public speaker and mentor in a turnaround that may offer evidence of the power of human-animal interaction.
Millions of dollars are heading to over two dozen states to help people with disabilities access community-based housing and support services.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adolescents with cerebral palsy have a similar quality of life to others their age, a new survey suggests.
A new ranking is offering insight on the nation’s best and worst places for people with disabilities to call home.
A confluence of factors ranging from prejudice to the complexity of support systems are leaving people with disabilities disproportionately impoverished, a congressional report finds.
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.
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.