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How Families Of Children With Disabilities Can Find Support

Caring for kids with disabilities is demanding and can leave parents feeling depleted and alone. The solution, experts say, is to reach out for help, connect with other families and prioritize self-care.

September 28, 2023

Project Helps Faith Leaders Make Houses Of Worship More Inclusive

A new group is fostering conversation between faith leaders and people with disabilities and their advocates about how to lower the barriers to participation in religious spaces.

September 26, 2023

Candy Store Provides Opportunity For Employees With IDD

A nonprofit candy shop is offering its employees with disabilities a chance to learn vital workplace skills in a safe environment.

September 19, 2023

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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Wins $1 Million ‘Ninja Warrior’ Prize

As a kid with cerebral palsy, Vance Walker was told that he might not ever walk without some form of assistance. Now, the 18-year-old is the best ninja warrior in the nation.

September 13, 2023
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With Mass Commitment Ceremony, Advocates Denounce Marriage Penalty For People With Disabilities

Under current laws, people with disabilities often lose out on government benefits if they get married. Now, advocates are pushing back by staging a mass commitment ceremony on the National Mall.

September 11, 2023
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Dwarf Community Pushes Back Against Midget Wrestling

Critics say midget wrestling is an exploitative and dangerous spectacle that fuels public harassment of those with disabilities and glorifies a derogatory slur. Promoters say, who cares?

September 6, 2023

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RJ Peete Isn’t Just A Clubhouse Attendant With Autism. He’s A Central Part Of The Dodgers Family

The son of former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson-Peete hasn't let autism stop him from living his dream with the Dodgers.

September 5, 2023
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In Some Areas, Accessing Services For Autism Is ‘A Full-Time Job’

While wait and travel times are issues many parents of kids with autism grapple with, those in rural areas face additional challenges accessing resources, which are largely concentrated in metro areas.

August 29, 2023
Young boy with vision impairment, has a pale complexion and short brown hair, and wears black framed glasses, shows a tablet displaying an online Lego Braille Bricks PlayStarter activity to his two sisters. The youngest wears pink framed glasses. Both have pale complexions and light brown hair.

New Lego Set To Feature Braille

In an effort to be more inclusive, Lego is rolling out a first-of-its-kind set designed to help those with vision disabilities learn to read.

August 28, 2023

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Characters With Disabilities ‘Consistently Missing’ From Movies

Despite years of advocacy, a scathing new report finds that fewer of the most popular new movies are featuring people with disabilities.

August 24, 2023

Meet The Man Who Stands On Corners, Tirelessly Advocating For Disability Rights

Teased for his intellectual disabilities since he was young, Bill Byrne decided to stand up and spend his life fighting back, educating the public and advocating for the rights of those like him.

August 22, 2023

Walmart Spotlighting Products For People With Disabilities

The nation's largest retailer is making a new push to better serve people with disabilities with a slew of adaptive products ranging from clothing to technology.

August 21, 2023

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