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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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School District Suing Family Over Special Education Placement

Even after a hearing officer, a federal judge and a state education department sided with a girl with severe disabilities, her school district is suing to force her to return to public school.

February 15, 2019
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Cerebral Palsy At Center Of Netflix Comedy

Netflix is picking up a comedy series about a man with cerebral palsy that has the backing of a "Big Bang Theory" star.

February 7, 2019

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

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