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Cole Sibus

TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation

There are more characters with disabilities set to appear on prime-time television this season than ever before, according to a new report, though representation still falls far short.

November 15, 2019

Bank Began Hiring People With Disabilities 20 Years Ago, And It Paid Off

For two decades, a team of people with intellectual disabilities has provided support services for what is now Bank of America, saving the company money while boasting its lowest turnover rate.

November 13, 2019

How This Peanut Butter Falcon Changed The Face Of Education

On his road to becoming the lead actor in a major motion picture, Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, first had to blast through roadblocks thrown by a resistant school district.

November 12, 2019

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Luna Azul

Online Matching Service Pairs Adult Roommates With Developmental Disabilities

An online service that's believed to be the first of its kind is helping people with developmental disabilities find compatible roommates and settle into homes independent from their families.

November 11, 2019

Manager Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability Gets 10 years In Prison

A restaurant manager who used violence, threats, isolation and intimidation to force a man with intellectual disability to work for years without pay was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

November 11, 2019

Grassroots Movement Educating First Responders On Special Needs Interactions

Spurred by the death of a man with Down syndrome at the hands of off-duty sheriff's deputies, families are making it their mission to educate first responders about people with disabilities.

November 6, 2019

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Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities

In an effort to help people with disabilities access job training and get hired, one of the nation's leading ride-sharing services plans to offer free or discounted rides.

November 4, 2019
College student with Down syndrome

Future Uncertain For College Programs Serving Students With Disabilities

Federal support for many colleges serving students with intellectual disabilities expires next year, and programs are scrambling to identify new sources of funding.

October 30, 2019
Family in kitchen

Most Older People With Down Syndrome Have Dementia, Study Finds

It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, but now a new study is quantifying just how common memory issues are in this population.

October 29, 2019

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Office worker

Campaign Aims To Create 1 Million Jobs For People With Disabilities

Three of the nation's most prominent disability organizations are banding together in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025.

October 24, 2019

Disability Caregivers Worked 87 Hours A Week For $4 An Hour, Feds Say

A chain of residential care homes for people with disabilities paid their workers as little as $4 an hour and made them work more than 87 hours a week, according to a federal lawsuit.

October 22, 2019
Organ arrives for transplant

Feds Urged To Take Action On Disability Bias In Organ Transplants

A government agency is calling on the Trump administration to clarify that individuals with developmental disabilities should not be disqualified from receiving life-saving organ transplants.

October 10, 2019

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