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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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Amid Pandemic, Young Kids With Special Needs Missing Out On Services

As COVID-19 disrupts the transition from early intervention to school, children are going without occupational, physical and speech therapies and other services they're entitled to.

August 12, 2020

How People With Special Needs Are Coping With The Pandemic

Both children and adults with developmental disabilities are struggling to adapt to the myriad of changes that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to nearly every facet of life.

July 28, 2020

Coronavirus Forcing Occupational Therapy To Go Virtual

Health care providers across the country have turned to telehealth as of late and the experience of an infant with cerebral palsy shows the approach could be beneficial even outside of a pandemic.

July 21, 2020

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Interruption Caused By COVID-19 Poses Challenges Beyond Classroom

As schools consider fall reopenings, special education programs are wondering how to make up for lost ground in socially-distanced classrooms where they can no longer use hands-on techniques.

July 17, 2020

Group Home Residents With Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From COVID-19

People with developmental disabilities who live in group homes are significantly more likely than others to contract the coronavirus and die from it, a new study finds.

July 13, 2020

Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers

Already facing a shortage of caregivers, the pandemic is further wreaking havoc on the lives of people with disabilities who rely on others in order to work and live independently.

June 18, 2020

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