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For Children With Disabilities, Climate Change Brings Multiple Threats

Climate change is a growing threat to people with disabilities, especially those with complex medical conditions who may have trouble keeping their bodies cool or living without power.

September 29, 2021

Clinic’s Prescription for Healthier Patients? Lawyers

The Medicaid-funded program operates on the notion that fixing patients' legal ills is a vital part of their medical care.

September 17, 2021

Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

Young adults with disabilities say the transition to adulthood is filled with extra challenges and schools, disability providers and health officials need to better prepare families.

August 26, 2021

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Ashton Kutcher’s Twin Didn’t Want To Be ‘The Face Of Cerebral Palsy.’ Now He’s Glad

Michael Kutcher was once upset with his famous twin brother, Ashton, for revealing his cerebral palsy diagnosis on national TV, but today he says he's grateful for the platform it's given him.

May 25, 2021

Southwest Airlines Grounds Family Of Boy With Disabilities Over Mask Resistance

The family of a child with disabilities says they were not allowed to board a Southwest Airlines flight after a flight attendant raised concerns that the boy would not wear a mask.

May 21, 2021

Teen’s Documentary About Life With Disabilities To Screen Worldwide

The film, with an introduction by actress Ashley Judd, comes with a teaching toolkit and will be sent to 1.8 million American teachers before it's shown in 150 countries around the world.

May 18, 2021

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Boston Marathon Icon Known For Pushing His Son’s Wheelchair Dies At 80

Dick Hoyt — who pushed his son with cerebral palsy in more than 1,200 distance races and inspired people around the world to include those with disabilities in athletics — has died.

March 19, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll On Disability Community

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been especially vulnerable to the social and emotional upheaval brought on by the pandemic and they face heightened health risks too.

December 9, 2020

Women’s Clinic Specializes In Patients With Disabilities

At one of a handful of centers that offers specialty gynecology appointments for women with disabilities, scales and exam tables are accessible and staff provide more personalized care.

November 6, 2020

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Woman With Cerebral Palsy Found Alive At Funeral Home Dies

A 20-year-old with cerebral palsy who was pronounced dead and then found alive at a funeral home in August has died as a result of injuries related to the incident, her family's attorney said.

October 20, 2020
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‘Significant Portion’ Of Cerebral Palsy Cases Genetic, Study Suggests

Long thought to be associated with problems at birth, new research indicates that a substantial number of cerebral palsy cases may be genetically based.

October 6, 2020

Funeral Home Finds Woman With Cerebral Palsy Is Still Alive

After an apparent seizure, a 20-year-old with cerebral palsy was pronounced dead and kept in a body bag for hours before funeral home employees discovered that she was very much alive.

August 26, 2020

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