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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
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

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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
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

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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

Can A Man With A Disability Stay In A Marriage He Might Not Understand?

Amid concerns from the family of a man with intellectual disability, a judge is weighing the questions raised by the man's marriage to a typically-developing spouse who's also his guardian.

March 6, 2018
Aaron Holzmueller

Court Rules Against Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A federal appeals court has ruled against a teen with cerebral palsy — one of the country's top young Paralympic runners — who sought the opportunity to compete at his state track meet.

February 7, 2018

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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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