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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

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

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‘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
Tony Crawley, left, administers medication through his son Rowan's feeding tube.

Caregiving Costly For Special Needs Families

Families of children with special needs provide billions of dollars in unpaid medical care each year, researchers say, significantly compromising their own ability to earn a living.

January 4, 2017
Speechless

Disability Portrayals On TV At Record High

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is on the rise, with a new report finding such representation nearly doubled since last year.

November 7, 2016

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Toys R Us Testing Special Needs Accommodations

As the holiday season approaches, a national retailer is exploring ways to make shopping more friendly for kids with special needs and their families.

November 4, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple Doubling Down On Accessibility

As tech-giant Apple rolls out its newest products, the company is placing a special emphasis on people with disabilities.

November 1, 2016

Supreme Court Hears Service Dog Case

The case of a girl with cerebral palsy whose family sued after school officials tried to bar her service dog from coming to class could have big implications for special education disputes.

November 1, 2016

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Minnie Driver, center, stars on ABC's "Speechless" alongside Mason Cook, left, and Micah Fowler. In the show, Fowler, who has cerebral palsy, plays JJ who is nonverbal. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

Citing Strong Viewership, ABC Awards Full Season To ‘Speechless’

Just two episodes in, a television comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is proving so popular that network executives are already committing to more.

October 4, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case centering on what level of educational benefit public schools must provide children with disabilities under the IDEA. (Thinkstock)

Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate

For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students with disabilities under the IDEA.

September 29, 2016
Micah Fowler, who has cerebral palsy, stars as J.J. DiMeo on ABC's "Speechless." (Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

Aside From Laughs, ‘Speechless’ Committed To Raising Awareness

As the debut of ABC's "Speechless" brings cerebral palsy to the forefront, those behind the show are looking to help people directly affected by the developmental disability.

September 20, 2016

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