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Hair Salon Styles Itself As Special Needs Specialist

At a new salon serving those with special needs, stylists are expected to be patient and every detail has been considered down to the silent clippers and the wheelchair-friendly carpet.

September 27, 2019
Nike Air Zoom UNVRS

Nike Embracing Universal Design

With a new shoe built from the ground up to be accessible for people with disabilities, Nike is working with a major professional athlete to prove that inclusive styles are meant for everyone.

September 3, 2019
Parents and kids at Missouri Capitol

More States Requiring Insurers To Cover Developmental Disabilities

After the widespread success of state insurance mandates for autism treatment, a grassroots effort is underway to do the same for other developmental disabilities.

August 26, 2019

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"Born This Way"

Disability-Focused TV Shows Nominated For Emmys

Two television shows starring individuals with developmental disabilities are each up for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 23, 2019

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
Dancing

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

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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
Speechless

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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Operating room

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

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

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