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Destiny Sanchez carries the torch into the stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

ABC, ESPN Sign On To Broadcast Special Olympics

Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will be featured on national television when they come together to compete next year.

October 25, 2016

Quest To Make Boy With Down Syndrome A Model Goes Viral

Stunned to learn that photos she submitted of her son with Down syndrome to an OshKosh B'Gosh casting call were never even considered, one mom took action.

October 25, 2016

Report: Group Home Workers Stealing ‘With Disturbing Regularity’

A scathing state inspector general's report finds that group home workers are routinely stealing from the very people they're employed to help.

October 21, 2016

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Netflix Series To Focus On Teen With ASD

A coming-of-age story about a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family is coming to Netflix.

October 18, 2016
CBS is looking for actors with disabilities as well as members of other minority groups through a new nationwide diversity initiative. (Shutterstock)

CBS Launches Casting Diversity Initiative

Facing criticism for its lack of diversity, CBS is launching a major casting initiative designed to discover new performers — including those with disabilities — from across the country.

October 17, 2016

Uber Sued Over Lack Of Accessible Rides

A lawsuit filed in federal court this week is taking Uber to task for allegedly providing just a fraction of its rides in wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

October 14, 2016

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Cities across the country were rated based on 25 different metrics for a new ranking identifying the best places to live for those with disabilities. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Cities Named Most Disability-Friendly

A new analysis is ranking the nation's most populated cities based on how desirable they are for people with disabilities.

October 12, 2016
Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in a scene from the movie "The Accountant." (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Brothers Pictures/TNS)

How Autism Entered Ben Affleck Action Thriller

Hollywood's latest action thriller features a CPA on the spectrum with savant-level math abilities and the deadly skills of a Jason Bourne-style assassin.

October 11, 2016

Battle Over Privatizing Group Homes Turns Ugly

When a mother attempted to block the privatization of a state-run group home where her son has lived for 20 years, state officials countered by seeking to remove her guardianship rights.

October 11, 2016

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Questions Remain After Boy With Special Needs Set On Fire

The family of a boy with special needs claims that he was intentionally set on fire by other kids, but authorities say that's not the case, even after bringing charges against one child.

October 7, 2016
Minnie Driver, center, stars on ABC's "Speechless" alongside Mason Cook, left, and Micah Fowler. In the show, Fowler, who has cerebral palsy, plays JJ who is nonverbal. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC)

Citing Strong Viewership, ABC Awards Full Season To ‘Speechless’

Just two episodes in, a television comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is proving so popular that network executives are already committing to more.

October 4, 2016

Students Reeling After Post-Secondary Supports Cut

Students and parents are feeling shortchanged after a unique program designed to help those with disabilities adjust to college and independent living ended abruptly.

October 4, 2016

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