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Netflix Documentary Examines Case Of Professor Prosecuted For Sexually Assaulting Nonspeaking Man

A documentary heading to Netflix looks at the high-profile case of a professor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a nonspeaking man who she said she spoke with using facilitated communication.

June 4, 2024

Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Stop Woman From Completing Marathon

Emily Haberman has spastic cerebral palsy, but has ignored doctors' dour warnings of mobility limitations and says that running makes her feel normal and free.

May 14, 2024
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Kids With Medically Complex Conditions Wait Months Or Years For Specialty Care

Families are having an increasingly hard time getting appointments with pediatric specialists putting children at risk for more serious medical problems, developmental setbacks and treatment delays.

April 30, 2024

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Deep-Water Pool Would Be A Godsend For People With Disabilities, Planners Say

At 130 feet, the proposed pool would be the deepest in the U.S. and offer a therapeutic deep-water diving experience for people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

April 30, 2024
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Disability Caregiving At Center Of Broadway Play

A new drama opening on Broadway stars an Academy Award nominee as the mother of a child with disabilities.

April 26, 2024
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Woman With Cerebral Palsy Overwhelmed By Outpouring Of Support

After returning home from yet another lengthy hospital stay, a 32-year-old with severe cerebral palsy has received over 500 letters of encouragement from across the country.

November 14, 2023

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CDC Adds Cerebral Palsy To Autism Tracking Effort

For the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention network that tracks the prevalence of autism is expanding to include another developmental disability.

October 9, 2023
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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Wins $1 Million ‘Ninja Warrior’ Prize

As a kid with cerebral palsy, Vance Walker was told that he might not ever walk without some form of assistance. Now, the 18-year-old is the best ninja warrior in the nation.

September 13, 2023

Boston Marathon Icon With Cerebral Palsy Dies

For decades, Rick Hoyt, who had cerebral palsy, was pushed in a wheelchair by his father in major road races and triathlons, inspiring people worldwide to include those with disabilities in athletics.

May 23, 2023

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This 88-Year-Old Is Still Caring For Her Daughter With Cerebral Palsy After 70 Years

When she was 18, doctors told Geraldine Bayless her newborn wouldn't survive the night, but 70 years later, she's still caring for her daughter who has cerebral palsy and does not speak or walk.

May 16, 2023

How A First-Grader With Cerebral Palsy Helped Make His Playground More Inclusive

Unable to do much more than watch at his school's brand-new playground, a 7-year-old spoke out and now changes are in the works to help ensure that equipment at his school and others is more accessible.

May 9, 2023

Jury Awards Over $180 Million To Boy With Cerebral Palsy

The record-setting award goes to a child with cerebral palsy whose mother claimed that he was injured because doctors waited too long to perform a cesarean section.

April 28, 2023

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