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Disneyland Rebuilds Mickey’s Toontown From The Ground Up For Kids Of All Abilities

The newly renovated Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland has been reimagined to meet the needs of kids with physical, developmental, behavioral, emotional and sensory disorders and disabilities.

March 21, 2023
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Advocates Remember People With Disabilities Killed By Family

Once a year, vigils are held around the world to recognize individuals with disabilities who have been killed by parents and other relatives or caregivers.

March 21, 2023
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Congress Could Make Waiting Lists For Disability Services A Thing Of The Past

A proposal in Congress would do away with Medicaid's institutional bias and guarantee people with developmental disabilities access to services in the community.

March 20, 2023

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QVC Makes Push To Spotlight Products For People With Disabilities

A mainstay of home shopping is launching a new effort to emphasize products that are accessible and adaptive.

March 17, 2023
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New Medicaid Waiver Rules Take Effect

After nine years and multiple delays, new standards for what count as home and community-based services for people with disabilities will take effect this week, but many states remain ill-prepared.

March 16, 2023
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Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Wins Oscar

An actor with Down syndrome got a special birthday gift: His film won an Academy Award and the A-lister audience at the awards show sang him "Happy Birthday."

March 14, 2023

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A Mom Wanted One Friend For Her Son. Thousands Responded

When the mother of a 24-year-old with Down syndrome took to Facebook in search of a friend for her son, she never expected to garner thousands of responses and media attention from near and far.

March 14, 2023
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Twitter Faces Criticism After Disbanding Accessibility Team

Twitter is taking heat over concerns that accessibility for users with disabilities has been compromised amid recent changes to the platform.

March 8, 2023
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‘Mother Of The Disability Rights Movement’ Dies At 75

A preeminent activist who was instrumental in securing civil rights protections and reimagining life for people with disabilities has died.

March 7, 2023

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New Theater Company Is Creating Sensory-Inclusive Productions

The theater puts on "sensory-devised" performances that incorporate interactive elements tailored to young children with disabilities.

March 7, 2023
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Nation’s Disability Services At Breaking Point, Report Finds

After warning for years of an impending collapse in the disability services system, advocates say that the crisis is here with a new report painting a dire picture of the situation across the country.

March 2, 2023
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Dogs Bring Companionship And Calm To Group Home Residents With IDD

In what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind arrangement, group home residents are learning to be responsible and control their behavior by fostering dogs. Now, the program could expand to more homes.

March 1, 2023

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