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Sandy Davis works on an activity with Marjorie Strong

Group Home Troubles Prompt Some To Enter Institutions

Despite one state's promise to reform group homes, many remain dangerously unprepared to shelter adults with profound disabilities and some people are leaving the community for institutions.

March 1, 2018
Morgan Cansler and Conrad "Tyler" DiFalco-Jimenez

Their Disabilities Challenge Their Lives, But Not Their Love

With their wedding planned for this fall, a couple with intellectual disabilities is proving naysayers wrong who doubt that they can have love and a serious relationship like anyone else.

February 20, 2018

Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby

In a first, this year's Gerber baby is a young boy with Down syndrome.

February 7, 2018

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"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award

A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.

January 12, 2018

When It Comes To Special Ed, Quality Can Depend On Zip Code

The law says students with disabilities deserve to learn. In some districts, parents say that's not happening.

December 13, 2017

Mom, Daughter With Down Syndrome Win $45,000 In Cooking Contest

A 5-year-old with Down syndrome and her mother will take home thousands after their recipe won an Uncle Ben's cooking contest for school-age children.

December 8, 2017

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CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady.

November 29, 2017

Residential Facility Accused Of Abuse, Neglect

People with intellectual disabilities from 31 states living at a residential facility are "at risk of serious injury, death, psychological harm and trauma," an advocacy group report finds.

October 31, 2017

Should A Disability Affect Who Gets Organ Transplants?

At least six states have laws aimed at making sure people cannot be kept off organ-transplant waiting lists solely because of their disability and more legislatures may soon follow suit.

October 25, 2017

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Bridget Everett as Karen Best in "Love You More"

Amazon To Pilot Comedy Featuring Actors With Down Syndrome

Amazon is introducing a new half-hour comedy from the creator of "Sex and the City" that features a slew of actors with Down syndrome.

October 24, 2017

Manager Accused Of Forcing Man With Intellectual Disability To Work

A restaurant manager is accused of using force, restraint and coercion, among other means, to compel a man with intellectual disability to work as a buffet cook for more than five years.

October 17, 2017
Creative Spirit

Nonprofit Wants To Create 130K Jobs For People With Disabilities

A new effort with the backing of some major names in the advertising industry is launching with an ambitious goal: create 130,000 jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2020.

September 27, 2017

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