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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
Hippotherapy

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
LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase

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

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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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
Toys R Us

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

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