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‘Speechless’ Creator Urges Casting Of Actors With Disabilities

The creator of a prime-time comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is pushing other Hollywood bigwigs to cast more actors with disabilities, calling barriers to such inclusion "false."

June 13, 2017
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Parents Of Those With Disabilities Fear Deportation

Anticipating a broader immigration crackdown, undocumented families are hiring lawyers and scrambling to make contingency plans for their U.S.-born children with disabilities.

May 23, 2017

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Allegedly Fed Bleach At School

In the second such case to hit a school for children with disabilities, the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy is suing alleging that his feeding tube was cleaned with bleach.

May 19, 2017

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Severe Shortage Of Direct Care Workers Triggering Crisis

Critical shortages of in-home care workers are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with disabilities.

May 9, 2017
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Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is frequently offered for people with developmental disabilities and now a new analysis suggests that the activity really does have a therapeutic benefit.

April 25, 2017
Micah Fowler on Speechless

ABC’s ‘Speechless’ Honored For Disability Storyline

A prime-time comedy focusing on a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family is getting a special commendation from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 14, 2017

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Group Homes Prioritizing Profits Over Safety, Investigation Finds

A multi-billion-dollar industry that runs group homes and other community-based facilities has largely supplanted institutions, but lax oversight is reportedly putting residents at risk.

April 12, 2017
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Nike Improves Shoe Accessibility

Nike is taking steps toward increased accessibility with a new shoe designed to make it even easier for people with disabilities to slip their feet in and out.

March 22, 2017
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Supreme Court Sides With Family In Service Dog Case

In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has largely sided with the family of a girl with cerebral palsy who sought to bring her service dog to school.

February 22, 2017

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Managed Care Putting Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Parents Say

Recent changes to a state program — which provides aid for children whose conditions require round-the-clock care — have caused alarming and widespread problems, an investigation finds.

February 14, 2017

Father, Son With Cerebral Palsy Aim For 500 Bands In 365 Days

Mason McDeid has cerebral palsy and can't walk or speak, but he loves heavy metal, so he and his dad set out on a mission to see 500 rock bands perform live.

February 7, 2017

‘Royal DJs’ With Special Needs Life Of The Party

Thanks to technology and some motivated parents, a group of young adults turned DJs are rocking the house despite their significant disabilities.

January 27, 2017

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