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New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit

Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.

July 20, 2018

Kids Endure Long Waits For Needed Medical Equipment

In the nation's most populous state, some children with disabilities wait more than a year for wheelchairs, bath benches, commodes, specialized crutches and other crucial medical equipment.

July 20, 2018
College student with Down syndrome

More Colleges Enrolling Students With Intellectual Disabilities

In 2004, just 25 colleges across the country welcomed students with intellectual disabilities on their campuses. By this fall, that number will grow to 270.

June 27, 2018

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Direct support worker assists client

Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

Agencies that offer supports to people with developmental disabilities say they are struggling more than ever to attract workers, forcing some to terminate services and decline new clients.

June 18, 2018

Blood Test May Serve As Early Predictor For Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that a blood test could one day help doctors flag children with cerebral palsy far earlier, allowing young kids with the condition to get a head start on intervention.

June 8, 2018

ABC Orders Up More ‘Speechless’

Television network executives are doubling down on a comedy centering on the experiences of a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family.

May 15, 2018

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Korrie Johnson in her room at a nursing home

Caregiver Shortage Forcing Young People With Disabilities Into Institutions

A chronic and deepening shortage of home care workers is forcing scores of younger people with disabilities to move into sterile and highly restrictive institutions, including nursing homes.

May 9, 2018

Nike Turns To Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Help Design Next-Gen Shoe

One of the world's largest athletic brands is expanding its lineup of shoes specially designed for people with disabilities.

May 4, 2018
Patty Lyons comforts her daughter, Adriana

Lack Of Quality Caregivers, Constant Turnover Tough On Families

Families of those with developmental disabilities are struggling to find trustworthy caregivers and, even when they do, it's often only a matter of time before the search begins again.

May 2, 2018

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Richard and Carol Wygand clean the trach tube for their son Luke

Families Moving Across The Country To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Drawn by more generous Medicaid programs or access to treatments, families are uprooting their lives in order to find better care for their children with special needs.

March 29, 2018
Girl with cerebral palsy

Brain Stimulation May Benefit Kids With Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found that stimulating targeted areas of the brain with a mild electrical current can enhance the motor skills of children with cerebral palsy.

March 22, 2018
Marijuana vapor machine

Marijuana Complicates Guardianship For Teen With Severe Autism

As a last-ditch effort, one family turned to marijuana to stem the self-injurious behaviors of their daughter with autism. The drug worked, but complicated their quest for guardianship.

March 7, 2018

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