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The U.S. Supreme Court is asking for the federal government's take before deciding whether to hear a special education case. (Thinkstock)

Supreme Court Seeks Input On Special Education Matter

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh in as it considers whether to take up a case brought by the family of a girl who sought to bring her service dog to school.

January 21, 2016

Justice Department Intervenes In Housing Discrimination Case

A mother and daughter – both of whom have developmental disabilities – are set to receive a five-figure payout amid claims that they were harassed and pressured to move from their apartment.

January 19, 2016

High Schooler Named Athlete Of Year For Cerebral Palsy Work

Sports Illustrated's first-ever High School Athlete of the Year award is going to a 16-year-old for his cerebral palsy awareness efforts.

December 15, 2015

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Vicky Rowe, right, listens as her daughter Jeanine, who has cerebral palsy, talks about her day at school. A new CDC study finds that prevalence of cerebral palsy remained largely stable for children born between 1985 and 2002. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

No Drop In Cerebral Palsy Prevalence, CDC Finds

New federal data suggests that the number of children born with cerebral palsy is largely steady though some kids are at higher risk than others for the developmental condition.

December 9, 2015
Apple's Siri is featured in a new video that's part of a disability awareness campaign encouraging people to "just say hi" to those with disabilities. (Disability Scoop)

Disability Awareness Effort Asks People To ‘Just Say Hi’

Apple's Siri and CEO Tim Cook are the latest to sign on for a star-studded campaign encouraging people to lose their fear of interacting with those who have disabilities.

December 8, 2015
Devon Berry, who has cerebral palsy, celebrates with his mother Tonja Amis, left, and father John Berry, right, during his signing day for a wrestling scholarship to Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

Though cerebral palsy forces him to use a walker, Devon Berry's upper body strength more than compensates and he's just accepted a college wrestling scholarship.

November 13, 2015

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The family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case. (Thinkstock)

Supreme Court Asked To Weigh In On Service Dog Case

A court case pitting a girl with cerebral palsy against school officials who tried to deny her access to her service dog may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 30, 2015
United Airlines has apologized to D’Arcee Neal, who has cerebral palsy, after he was left to crawl when no one from the airline arrived to assist him with a wheelchair. (Thinkstock)

Airline Apologizes After Man With Cerebral Palsy Crawls Off Plane

United Airlines has issued an apology after a man with cerebral palsy was left to crawl from his seat through an airplane because he had to use the bathroom.

October 27, 2015

Blessed By Pope, Family Of Boy With Cerebral Palsy Raises $100K

The family of a boy with cerebral palsy who Pope Francis stopped to bless during his recent visit to the United States has received more than $100,000 in support from a crowdfunding campaign.

October 14, 2015

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Pope Francis waves from his Fiat as he leaves the airport in Philadelphia on Saturday. The pope stopped his car on the tarmac so that he could bless a boy with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Pope Blesses Kids With Special Needs

On the final leg of his historic American visit, Pope Francis made a point of spotting children with disabilities in his midst and blessing them.

September 28, 2015

Genes’ Role In Cerebral Palsy ‘Much Stronger’ Than Once Thought

With new findings suggesting that genes play a significant role in cerebral palsy, researchers say that broader use of genetic testing in those with the condition may be warranted.

August 28, 2015
Matthew Walzer sports a pair of Nike’s new FLYEASE shoes as Tobie Hatfield, who designed the more accessible footwear system, looks on. (Nike)

Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs

Thanks to a plea from a teen with cerebral palsy seeking shoes he could put on his feet independently, Nike is introducing sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities.

July 15, 2015

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