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Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame

Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame later this year.

February 14, 2017
Australian model and designer Madeline Stuart

Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line

Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line.

February 14, 2017

Teacher Draws On Experience As Student With Disability

Once unsure if she would be able to graduate high school because of her uncontrollable seizures, Xenia Boiko decided to become the special education teacher she wishes she'd had.

February 10, 2017

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Father, Son With Cerebral Palsy Aim For 500 Bands In 365 Days

Mason McDeid has cerebral palsy and can't walk or speak, but he loves heavy metal, so he and his dad set out on a mission to see 500 rock bands perform live.

February 7, 2017

Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter

Not everyone was immediately on board when Jason Eagan, who has Down syndrome, said he wanted to become a firefighter. But with persistence, he found his place.

February 3, 2017
"Night to Shine"

Proms For Those With Special Needs Expected To Draw 75,000

Just before Valentine's, hundreds of proms for teens and adults with disabilities are slated to take place at locations around the world on a single day.

January 31, 2017

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Self-Driving Cars Could Lift Disability Employment

Researchers say self-driving cars may dramatically improve the lives of people with disabilities by making it easier and cheaper for them to travel — especially to and from a job.

January 31, 2017

Condo-Like Housing Model Offers Independence With Supports

Blending features of a boarding house and a condominium, a unique approach to housing is offering an alternative to living with family for adults with developmental disabilities.

January 30, 2017
"Six Dots" and "As Brave As You"

Kids’ Books Recognized For Disability Storylines

Three children's books are being honored alongside this year's picks for the Caldecott and Newbery Medals for focusing on the experiences of those with special needs.

January 27, 2017

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‘Royal DJs’ With Special Needs Life Of The Party

Thanks to technology and some motivated parents, a group of young adults turned DJs are rocking the house despite their significant disabilities.

January 27, 2017

NFL Looks To Accommodate Fans With ASD

In what's being called a first, the NFL will make Sunday's Pro Bowl "autism friendly," offering fans on the spectrum noise-canceling headphones, stress-relief squeeze toys and a safe room.

January 25, 2017

‘Life, Animated’ Gets Oscar Nod

A film chronicling the coming-of-age story of a man with autism has been nominated for an Academy Award.

January 24, 2017

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