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Child visits Santa

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

For many with disabilities, the long lines, sites and sounds of a visit to Santa Claus are just too much. But more malls are making an effort to accommodate children with a variety of needs.

November 30, 2017

Runner With Cerebral Palsy Sues For Chance To Compete

Aaron Holzmueller is an elite runner in Paralympic competitions. Now he wants a chance to qualify for the state track meet.

November 14, 2017

Stem Cells Show Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

New research is adding to evidence that children with cerebral palsy can see meaningful gains from infusions of stem cells from their own cord blood.

November 10, 2017

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Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo on "Speechless"

TV Including More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is at a record high, a new report finds, though the representations remain far short of reflecting real life.

November 9, 2017

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Released From Federal Custody

A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy who was detained by immigration officials after undergoing surgery has been released, but her future remains uncertain.

November 6, 2017

Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs

A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.

November 3, 2017

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ACLU Files Suit Over Detainment Of Girl With Cerebral Palsy

The civil rights organization argues the 10-year-old, who lacks legal immigration status, was detained in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights.

November 1, 2017

ACLU To Feds: Release 10-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Or We’ll Sue

The ACLU is threatening to sue Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Refugee Resettlement if they do not release an undocumented girl with cerebral palsy from a detention center.

October 31, 2017

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Faces Deportation Following Surgery

A 10-year-old with cerebral palsy who lacks legal immigration status was placed in removal proceedings immediately after being discharged from a hospital following gallbladder surgery.

October 27, 2017

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Cerebral Palsy Can Be Diagnosed By 6 Months Of Age, Study Finds

Cerebral palsy can be accurately diagnosed by 6 months of age, researchers say, yet kids often aren't flagged until they're 1 or 2, potentially losing out on valuable early intervention.

October 3, 2017
Creative Spirit

Nonprofit Wants To Create 130K Jobs For People With Disabilities

A new effort with the backing of some major names in the advertising industry is launching with an ambitious goal: create 130,000 jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2020.

September 27, 2017
Dr. Tyler Sexton checks on an infant

‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability

ABC is turning to a pediatrician with cerebral palsy and others who have achieved success despite long odds to help promote their new television drama about a surgeon on the spectrum.

September 11, 2017

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