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Caregiver Shortage Threatens College Dream Of Student With Cerebral Palsy

Noah Spaulding hopes to live on campus at Messiah University this fall, but he has always relied on round-the-clock help and a shortage of caregivers might prevent him from leaving home.

August 9, 2022
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Medicaid Expanding Offerings For Kids With Severe Needs

Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need.

August 8, 2022

First-Ever US Adaptive Championship Puts Spotlight On Golfers With Disabilities

The U.S. Adaptive Open is teeing off, featuring golfers with amputated limbs, Down syndrome, diabetes, a club foot and cerebral palsy in an event that backers hope will inspire others.

July 19, 2022

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Despite Cerebral Palsy, Race Car Driver Only Knows One Speed

He grew up at the track in a racing family. But the fact that Bryan Narducci was almost born at the track, and the circumstances of his birth, are where his story shifts from the typical driver.

July 14, 2022
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FDA Warns That Therapy Tool Could Endanger Babies With Developmental Delays

Regulators are warning that a device used in water therapy for babies with developmental disabilities could lead to death or serious injury.

July 12, 2022
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Lizzo Changes Song In Response To Complaints From Disability Community

Just days after releasing a new single, Lizzo has changed the lyrics following backlash from people with disabilities for using what they called ableist language.

June 14, 2022

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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
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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

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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