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Feds: Patient With Intellectual Disability Blocked From Organ Transplant List

Federal officials say that a major university health care system will change its ways after denying a person with intellectual disability the opportunity to be placed on a transplant list.

February 18, 2019
Barbie dolls

Barbie To Roll Out Dolls With Disabilities

Barbie dolls are available with various skin tones, body types, eye colors and hair styles. Now, for the first time, the toy store staple will feature dolls with disabilities.

February 12, 2019

MLB Abandoning ‘Disabled List’

Major League Baseball is reportedly renaming its "disabled list" over concerns that the language gives the wrong impression of what it is to have a disability.

February 8, 2019

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New Emoji Include People With Disabilities

A dozen icons depicting the experiences of people with disabilities are coming to smartphones and other devices later this year.

February 6, 2019
"Night to Shine" prom

Proms Expected To Draw Over 100,000 With Special Needs

More than 650 churches around the globe are set to welcome teens and adults with disabilities for a series of special proms all planned on a single night this month.

February 4, 2019
Students in graduation caps

Graduation Rate For Students With Disabilities Shows Improvement

The high school graduation rate for students with disabilities across the nation is on the rise again, new federal figures indicate.

January 30, 2019

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CDC To Collect Data On Teens With Autism

Federal officials are moving forward with plans to track the experiences of teenagers with autism.

January 28, 2019

For Many Kids With Autism, Health Care Needs Go Unaddressed

Children with autism are twice as likely as those with other disabilities to have unmet health care needs, according to a new report.

January 22, 2019

Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

January 15, 2019

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‘Mystery Shopper’ Experiment Finds Charters Often Snub Those With Special Needs

Inquiries to thousands of schools across the country show that students with special needs are routinely ignored by charter schools before they even get a chance to apply.

January 11, 2019

FDA Warns Against Jewelry For Sensory Stimulation

Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say.

January 8, 2019
Pediatrician exam

Doctors Urged To Broaden Care For Children With Disabilities

Pediatricians are being encouraged to consider more than the medical issues in front of them when treating kids with special needs.

December 18, 2018

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