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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Sets Medical Malpractice Record

In what attorneys say is the largest such verdict ever in the United States, a jury awarded the family of a girl with cerebral palsy $229.6 million over the circumstances surrounding her birth.

July 12, 2019
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Nightclub For Adults With Disabilities Fosters Love, Friendship And Inclusion

At what might be the only club of its kind in the country, hundreds of people with developmental disabilities come to dance, make friends and be like anyone else out for the night.

June 4, 2019

For Adults With Special Needs, Demand For Housing Outpaces Supply

As an apartment complex for those with developmental disabilities breaks ground in one of the nation's most expensive real estate markets, advocates say the new units barely make a dent.

May 28, 2019

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ABC Calls It Quits On ‘Speechless’

A network comedy centering on the experiences of a teen with a developmental disability and his family is no more.

May 14, 2019

Flaws Exposed In State’s Care Of Those Without Guardians

One man's tumor offers a cautionary tale for any family that lacks legal guardianship of a loved one who, because of a developmental disability, cannot make medical decisions.

May 14, 2019
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Despite High Need, Dental Care Elusive For Those With Special Needs

People with developmental disabilities face enormous barriers to adequate and timely dental care. Many dentists either avoid treating these patients or lack the skills needed to do so.

May 8, 2019

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Program For Variously-Abled Adults Working To End Social Isolation

Through sessions twice a month, a hangout for those with developmental disabilities — including many with limited communication — is promoting social interaction alongside crafts and games.

April 30, 2019

Telemedicine Broadening Access To Care For Those With Cerebral Palsy

In rural and underserved communities, children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities are seeing specialized clinicians without ever leaving town, thanks to a pilot program.

April 2, 2019

Rare Gene Mutation Could Be Mistaken For Cerebral Palsy

A gene mutation discovered in 2013 is known to affect just 100 people, but doctors say many with the condition probably have been misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy or other disorders.

March 29, 2019

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Pediatricians Urged To Coordinate Therapy For Kids With Disabilities

Doctors are being told to do more to ensure that children with disabilities have access to needed therapies while steering clear of unproven treatments.

March 25, 2019

Walmart Employees With Special Needs Fear Losing Jobs

As retail giant Walmart moves away from "people greeters" in favor of "customer hosts" at the front of its stores, some employees with disabilities are finding themselves out of a job.

February 26, 2019

Families Struggling To Find Care For Adults With Disabilities

Low wages for personal care attendants mean families are often unable to maintain the assistance they need leaving some people with disabilities no choice but to move into a nursing home.

February 26, 2019

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