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Apple, Google Among Tech Giants Committing To Improve Accessibility

Some of the biggest names in technology are part of a newly launched effort to expand accessibility of smartphones and other devices for those with disabilities.

October 4, 2022
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New Guide Provides Adults With Down Syndrome Roadmap For Care

As individuals with Down syndrome live longer, a newly released guide is offering first-of-its-kind advice to families about how the chromosomal disorder should impact their medical care.

August 19, 2022

First-Ever US Adaptive Championship Puts Spotlight On Golfers With Disabilities

The U.S. Adaptive Open is teeing off, featuring golfers with amputated limbs, Down syndrome, diabetes, a club foot and cerebral palsy in an event that backers hope will inspire others.

July 19, 2022

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FDA Warns That Therapy Tool Could Endanger Babies With Developmental Delays

Regulators are warning that a device used in water therapy for babies with developmental disabilities could lead to death or serious injury.

July 12, 2022
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Hallmark To Air Movie Starring Actors With Down Syndrome

A television movie centering on the love story of a young couple with Down syndrome is set to premiere.

June 10, 2022

Two Moms Created A Nonprofit Flower Shop To Provide Jobs For Those With IDD

With a mission of providing a positive space for those with cognitive disabilities to learn, train and grow, six out of the flower shop's 10 staffers are people who have Down syndrome.

May 6, 2022

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Man Didn’t Let Down Syndrome Get In The Way Of Becoming A TikTok Star

Adam Libby, who has Down syndrome, has 1.7 million followers who can't get enough of his videos showing the charming amateur chef preparing — and then, most importantly, eating — an array of dishes.

April 29, 2022

Walmart Wants ADA Case Retried

Eight months after a jury ordered Walmart to pay a former employee with a disability over $125 million for failing to provide appropriate accommodations, the retailer is seeking a new trial.

April 26, 2022
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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Caring For Kids With Down Syndrome

The nation's pediatricians are getting updated advice on how to provide the best care for children with Down syndrome from when they are still in utero through early adulthood.

April 25, 2022

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Hallmark Movie Stars Actress With Down Syndrome

A new television movie debuting later this year will feature an actress with Down syndrome in the lead role.

April 20, 2022

Feds Reverse Course On Alzheimer’s Drug After Outcry From Down Syndrome Advocates

Federal officials are backing off a plan that would have kept people with Down syndrome from accessing a new Alzheimer's treatment even though they're predisposed to the disease.

April 18, 2022
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For Many People With Disabilities, The COVID-19 Threat Hasn’t Gone Away

As government agencies have cast off pandemic protections, many immunocompromised people and those with disabilities have felt forgotten.

April 12, 2022

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