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Parents Of Child With Down Syndrome Design Toys Promoting Inclusivity

Unable to find a doll that looked like their daughter with Down syndrome, one couple set out to create their own. Now, they want to offer dolls for other "marginalized children" as well.

December 4, 2018

To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018
The Good Doctor

TV Shows Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television this year is set to hit a record high.

October 25, 2018

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Companies Under Fire For Hawking Fake Autism, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Federal officials are taking action against two companies for charging thousands of dollars for therapies they "deceptively" claimed could treat autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

October 22, 2018

Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract

University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.

October 16, 2018
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Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities

With employers facing a tight labor market, falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more hiring managers are opening their eyes to this untapped pool of workers.

October 5, 2018

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Couples Feel Pressure To Divorce To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Struggling to afford the specialized equipment and treatments their children with disabilities need, some couples consider divorcing so that their kids can qualify for government benefits.

July 30, 2018
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New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit

Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.

July 20, 2018

Kids Endure Long Waits For Needed Medical Equipment

In the nation's most populous state, some children with disabilities wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment.

July 20, 2018

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College student with Down syndrome

More Colleges Enrolling Students With Intellectual Disabilities

In 2004, just 25 colleges across the country welcomed students with intellectual disabilities on their campuses. By this fall, that number will grow to 270.

June 27, 2018
Direct support worker assists client

Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

Agencies that offer supports to people with developmental disabilities say they are struggling more than ever to attract workers, forcing some to terminate services and decline new clients.

June 18, 2018

Blood Test May Serve As Early Predictor For Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that a blood test could one day help doctors flag children with cerebral palsy far earlier, allowing young kids with the condition to get a head start on intervention.

June 8, 2018

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