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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

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

To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018

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TV Shows Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television this year is set to hit a record high.

October 25, 2018
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Companies Under Fire For Hawking Fake Autism, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Federal officials are taking action against two companies for charging thousands of dollars for therapies they "deceptively" claimed could treat autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

October 22, 2018

Nike Signs Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Pro Contract

University of Oregon junior Justin Gallegos had just finished running in a recent race when he got the surprise of a lifetime. Nike wanted to sign Gallegos to a pro contract.

October 16, 2018

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Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities

With employers facing a tight labor market, falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more hiring managers are opening their eyes to this untapped pool of workers.

October 5, 2018
Child with cerebral palsy

Couples Feel Pressure To Divorce To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Struggling to afford the specialized equipment and treatments their children with disabilities need, some couples consider divorcing so that their kids can qualify for government benefits.

July 30, 2018
Gym

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

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