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Preston Rogers, 15, skates at Johnson Spring Park in Rocklin, Calif., with another visitor. Preston takes part in SkateMD, a program that teaches children and teenagers with disabilities to skateboard as a way to motivate and encourage them. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Skateboard Clinic Teaches Kids With Disabilities Life Skills

An innovative new therapy, skateboarding is helping children with developmental disabilities build strength, balance and coordination while also overcoming social anxieties.

July 12, 2016
Ehlena Fry and her goldendoodle, Wonder, photographed in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Fry's family can seek damages from a school district that balked at the service dog's presence in the classroom. (Michigan ACLU)

Service Dog Case Headed To Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy whose family sued after school officials tried to bar the girl from bringing her service dog to class.

July 11, 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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ABC's "Speechless" stars Mason Cook as Ray, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. (Kevin Foley/ABC)

ABC Picks Up Comedy Focusing On Special Needs

A major television network is set to air a comedy about a family with a child who has special needs.

May 16, 2016

Cerebral Palsy Campaign Ad: Empowering Or Exploitive?

Disability activists are split over a U.S. Senate candidate's advertisement that prominently features her adult son who has a disability.

May 6, 2016

New Test May Guide Cerebral Palsy Treatment Options

Kids with cerebral palsy often undergo aggressive surgeries to improve their movement, but now researchers say they have a better idea who is most likely to benefit from such procedures.

April 29, 2016

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A $1.125 million grant from Google will help the Center for Discovery develop an add-on to allow manual wheelchairs to be quickly converted into power chairs. (Google.org)

Google Awards Millions For Disability Initiative

Google is doling out millions of dollars all with an eye toward using technology to increase independence for the world's billion people with disabilities.

April 13, 2016
A new review of research on more than a million kids suggests that the amount of time parents wait between pregnancies influences a child's risk of autism and other conditions. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Birth Spacing May Influence Autism Risk

Waiting too little or too much time between pregnancies may significantly increase the odds that children will have autism or other developmental disabilities, new research suggests.

April 7, 2016
A new advertising campaign is calling on Hollywood insiders to rethink critical references to disabilities in movies and other media. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Ad Campaign Targets Hollywood Disability References

With a new advertising campaign, a disability advocacy group is putting Hollywood on notice that it's not acceptable to mock people with disabilities.

April 5, 2016

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Therapy May Lessen Effects Of Cerebral Palsy

Spending time standing on a special vibration plate may lead to stronger bones, better mobility and an improved outlook for those with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

March 18, 2016
Three new styles utilizing Nike's FLYEASE system – which is designed to make shoes easier to get on and off for people with disabilities – are on the way for adults and kids. (Nike)

Nike Expands Shoe Line For People With Special Needs

Nike is adding to its lineup of sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities, with a fresh range of offerings for both kids and adults.

March 16, 2016

Families Work To Create Integrated Housing Model

A group of families have banded together to turn a tract of land into a neighborhood for people both with and without disabilities, complete with employment options.

March 7, 2016

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