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With 18 original designs, advocates with the group Scope are looking to encourage more emojis illustrating the experiences of people with disabilities. (Scope)

New Emojis Depict Range Of Abilities

There are countless emojis available, but only one depicting disability. Now, a group of advocates is looking to change that.

July 20, 2016

Feds Offer Up Millions To Boost Disability Employment

Millions of dollars are up for grabs designed to help states improve services for people with disabilities seeking work.

July 18, 2016
A federal program to address wandering among individuals with Alzheimer's disease would be expanded to include those with autism and other developmental disabilities under a bill approved by the U.S. Senate. (Jim Killock/Flickr)

Wandering Bill Gains Senate Approval

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved legislation to provide tracking devices and other resources to help kids with autism and developmental disabilities at risk of wandering.

July 15, 2016

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Jobs Report Suggests More With Disabilities Unemployed

After trending down for the better part of the year, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities ticked back up with the start of the summer.

July 12, 2016
Birth control pills are among the most common menstrual management tools used by teenagers who have developmental disabilities, according to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group is encouraging pediatricians to be proactive in helping adolescents with disabilities manage their changing bodies. (Thinkstock)

Doctors Urged To Address Needs Of Females With Disabilities

Pediatricians are being encouraged to take a more active role in helping families prepare for and adapt to the changes that come with puberty for girls with disabilities.

June 22, 2016
Jason Benetti, who has cerebral palsy, will be the play-by-play commentator during a nationally-televised ESPN broadcast of a Major League Baseball game this week. (Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images)

Cerebral Palsy No Barrier For ESPN Broadcaster

A sportscaster with cerebral palsy is getting his shot at the big time this week, calling a nationally-televised Major League Baseball game.

June 21, 2016

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Schools Reminded Not To Delay Special Ed Evaluations

Officials at the U.S. Department of Education are raising concerns that school districts are inappropriately holding up or preventing evaluations of kids who may have disabilities.

June 16, 2016
As part of an update this fall to Apple Watch, wheelchair users will gain the ability to track their fitness level. (Apple)

Apple Adding Accessibility Features

Apple is introducing new features designed to help people with disabilities be more physically active.

June 14, 2016

FTC Cracks Down On Company Making Autism Claims

Those behind a "brain training" program that claimed to improve autism and a slew of other serious conditions will pay up under a settlement with federal officials.

June 10, 2016

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The documentary "Life, Animated," which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, will be released theatrically starting July 1. (Tom Bergmann)

Autism Documentary Headed To Theaters

A coming-of-age documentary about a man with autism is set to debut at theaters across the country this summer.

June 7, 2016

Improvement Seen In Disability Employment

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is down significantly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

June 3, 2016
Ford will work with an autism nonprofit to employ people with the developmental disorder at its Dearborn, Mich. headquarters through a new pilot program. (Ford Motor Company)

Ford Eyes Workers With Autism

A major American automaker is looking to tap the potential of workers on the spectrum.

June 1, 2016

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