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After Coming Off Wait List, Families Still Struggle To Find Services

Being selected to come off the waiting list for disability services can feel like "winning the lotto," but the thrill is short-lived for families who can't find programs to serve them.

January 22, 2020

Couples With Disabilities Navigate Red Tape On Way To Altar

Marriage often means sacrificing much needed government benefits for people with developmental disabilities, but a proposed law could change that.

January 21, 2020

Parents Seek Housing For Adult Children With Disabilities

With an imperfect patchwork of existing options — ranging from institutions to group homes to independent living — many parents are wondering the same thing: what happens when we die?

January 14, 2020

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Institutionalized From Birth, Man Reunites With Family

More than seven decades after he was given up at birth, a man with intellectual and physical disabilities has reunited with a sister who spent much of her life wondering about his existence.

January 14, 2020

Group Home Residents Often Live In Costly Isolation

People with disabilities living in group homes are supposed to be integrated into the community and enjoy the same freedoms that others have in their own homes, but that's not always the case.

January 10, 2020
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Clothing Size Guide In Works For Those With Down Syndrome

It's often difficult for people with Down syndrome to find clothes that fit, but now researchers are working on a solution: the country's first size guide for this population.

January 7, 2020

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State-Run Institution Under Investigation For Possible ‘Human Subject Experiments’

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations of "sexual arousal studies" and other experiments at a state institution for people with severe intellectual disabilities.

December 17, 2019

‘Overwhelmed’ Mom Charged With Leaving Teen With Down Syndrome At Hospital

A mother facing felony child cruelty charges for leaving her nonverbal 14-year-old son with Down syndrome at a hospital found herself with dozens of strangers supporting her in court.

December 17, 2019
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Cruise Line Going ‘Sensory Inclusive’

A major cruise operator is training its staff, offering up tools and taking other steps to welcome people with disabilities in a move they say is an industry first.

December 10, 2019

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Why Those With Disabilities Wait Years For Programs They Need To Live On Their Own

Despite a court order requiring one state to shrink its waiting list, most adults with developmental disabilities wait seven years or longer for services.

December 10, 2019
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Feds Work To Protect Parents With Intellectual Disabilities

Federal officials say that a state has agreed to change its ways after child welfare workers sought to remove children from their mom and dad allegedly because of the parents' low IQs.

December 9, 2019
Born This Way cast

Down Syndrome Reality Show Set To Wrap

A groundbreaking reality television show documenting the lives of young adults with Down syndrome is coming to an end.

December 6, 2019

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