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Broadway Play To Shine Light On Disability Experience, Caregiving

A Pulitzer Prize winning play that focuses on the experience of two different people with disabilities and their caregivers is heading to Broadway.

May 20, 2022
Phoebe-Rae Taylor

Disney Making Movie Centering On Girl Who’s Nonverbal

Disney is set to film a new movie about a girl with cerebral palsy who's nonverbal and uses a wheelchair and her experience seeking out an inclusive education.

May 6, 2022
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How Families Are Advocating For Children With Disabilities In Foster Care

Many families foster and adopt children with special health care needs despite challenges they often encounter, such as receiving insufficient medical supplies and incomplete health histories.

April 21, 2022

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CDC Adds IDD To List Of Conditions At Increased Risk From COVID-19

Nearly two years into the pandemic, the CDC is for the first time acknowledging that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have an elevated risk of severe disease from COVID-19.

March 3, 2022
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Cerebral Palsy Often Genetic, Study Finds

New research suggests that as a many as a quarter of cerebral palsy cases are related to an underlying genetic condition.

February 1, 2022
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More Kids In The Hospital With COVID Renew Fears For Medically Fragile Children

The coronavirus surge is alarming for families of children with disabilities and those who are medically fragile, particularly for kids younger than 5 — the age group still not eligible for shots.

January 19, 2022

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Wheelchair Users Can Face Hefty Costs Not Covered By Insurance

The right wheelchair can cost thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars, and private insurance only covers so much. Now, a federal class-action lawsuit claims the situation is discriminatory.

November 16, 2021
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Study: Families Of Children With Special Needs See $18K In Lost Income Annually

A significant number of caregivers of children with special needs reduce their work hours or leave jobs altogether costing their families an average of $18,000 per year, researchers say.

October 28, 2021
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For Children With Disabilities, Climate Change Brings Multiple Threats

Climate change is a growing threat to people with disabilities, especially those with complex medical conditions who may have trouble keeping their bodies cool or living without power.

September 29, 2021

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Clinic’s Prescription for Healthier Patients? Lawyers

The Medicaid-funded program operates on the notion that fixing patients' legal ills is a vital part of their medical care.

September 17, 2021

Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

Young adults with disabilities say the transition to adulthood is filled with extra challenges and schools, disability providers and health officials need to better prepare families.

August 26, 2021
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Ashton Kutcher’s Twin Didn’t Want To Be ‘The Face Of Cerebral Palsy.’ Now He’s Glad

Michael Kutcher was once upset with his famous twin brother, Ashton, for revealing his cerebral palsy diagnosis on national TV, but today he says he's grateful for the platform it's given him.

May 25, 2021

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