Parents of children with autism often report high levels of stress, but new research suggests that getting a caregiving break for as little as one hour a week can really make a difference.
Dick Hoyt has pushed a wheelchair carrying his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, across the finish line of nearly 1,100 races. Now they’re set to be honored at the famed Boston Marathon.
When she couldn’t find any dolls that looked like her daughter with Down syndrome, a Pennsylvania mom decided to create them herself.
Fifteen-year-old Myra Brown is a typical, bright teen who has her sights set on attending the University of Cambridge in England. Her mother just so happens to have intellectual disability.
In a hotly-contested case, a court is set to decide whether a 28-year-old with Down syndrome or her mom should determine if the young woman lives in a group home or with her friends.
A new federal effort is encouraging young people with disabilities — and those who come into contact with them — to set high expectations.
Parents of children with developmental disabilities are experiencing health consequences stemming from their caregiving responsibilities, a first-of-its-kind study suggests.
An Illinois woman who abandoned her daughter with developmental disabilities at a Tennessee bar earlier this year will not face charges, officials say.
About half of adult siblings of those with developmental disabilities either are or plan to be the primary caregiver for their brother or sister, but many are unprepared, a new survey finds.
The approach that parents take with their children who have developmental disabilities is directly tied to how cooperative and independent they become, new research suggests.
A personal take on living with a teen who has autism is front and center in a new off-Broadway play that’s garnering rave reviews.
Children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their typically developing siblings, making the behavior among the most stressful for parents.
A federal agency is warning the White House that more protections are needed to ensure the parental rights of those with disabilities.
Autism seems to be everywhere these days and now the disorder is even touching television’s “Real Housewives.”
After hearing about an overwhelmed mother who killed her son and herself, concerned parents are creating a hotline for families of those with disabilities to turn to in times of need.