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Cerebral Palsy

Ad Campaign Targets Hollywood Disability References

With a new advertising campaign, a disability advocacy group is putting Hollywood on notice that it's not acceptable to mock people with disabilities.

April 5, 2016

Therapy May Lessen Effects Of Cerebral Palsy

Spending time standing on a special vibration plate may lead to stronger bones, better mobility and an improved outlook for those with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

March 18, 2016
Three new styles utilizing Nike's FLYEASE system – which is designed to make shoes easier to get on and off for people with disabilities – are on the way for adults and kids. (Nike)

Nike Expands Shoe Line For People With Special Needs

Nike is adding to its lineup of sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities, with a fresh range of offerings for both kids and adults.

March 16, 2016

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Families Work To Create Integrated Housing Model

A group of families have banded together to turn a tract of land into a neighborhood for people both with and without disabilities, complete with employment options.

March 7, 2016

Shortage Of Caregivers Leaves Families Scrambling

With home care workers in short supply, families are going to extremes – quitting jobs, cashing out retirement accounts and even turning to hospitals – to care for those with disabilities.

March 4, 2016
Noah's Landing is set to welcome its first residents with developmental disabilities this spring. Backers say the gated community offers a new, affordable housing model for people with special needs. (Noah's Ark of Central Florida)

Once A Pipe Dream, Disability Community Nearing Completion

A gated community that backers say offers a new, affordable housing model for people with developmental disabilities is set to welcome its first residents this spring.

February 16, 2016

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Supreme Court Seeks Input On Special Education Matter

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh in as it considers whether to take up a case brought by the family of a girl who sought to bring her service dog to school.

January 21, 2016

Justice Department Intervenes In Housing Discrimination Case

A mother and daughter – both of whom have developmental disabilities – are set to receive a five-figure payout amid claims that they were harassed and pressured to move from their apartment.

January 19, 2016

High Schooler Named Athlete Of Year For Cerebral Palsy Work

Sports Illustrated's first-ever High School Athlete of the Year award is going to a 16-year-old for his cerebral palsy awareness efforts.

December 15, 2015

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Vicky Rowe, right, listens as her daughter Jeanine, who has cerebral palsy, talks about her day at school. A new CDC study finds that prevalence of cerebral palsy remained largely stable for children born between 1985 and 2002. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

No Drop In Cerebral Palsy Prevalence, CDC Finds

New federal data suggests that the number of children born with cerebral palsy is largely steady though some kids are at higher risk than others for the developmental condition.

December 9, 2015
Apple's Siri is featured in a new video that's part of a disability awareness campaign encouraging people to "just say hi" to those with disabilities. (Disability Scoop)

Disability Awareness Effort Asks People To ‘Just Say Hi’

Apple's Siri and CEO Tim Cook are the latest to sign on for a star-studded campaign encouraging people to lose their fear of interacting with those who have disabilities.

December 8, 2015
Devon Berry, who has cerebral palsy, celebrates with his mother Tonja Amis, left, and father John Berry, right, during his signing day for a wrestling scholarship to Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

Though cerebral palsy forces him to use a walker, Devon Berry's upper body strength more than compensates and he's just accepted a college wrestling scholarship.

November 13, 2015

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