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Reluctant Localities Are Being Dragged Into Court To Fix Sidewalks For People With Disabilities

Hundreds of towns, cities and states across the U.S. have ignored part of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and now it's costing them billions of dollars to comply.

October 27, 2021

Tricks To Make Halloween A Treat For Kids With Special Needs

Almost every facet of trick-or-treating can be a chance to stumble for kids who are less able to "go with the flow." But experts say a little preparation can go a long way.

October 26, 2021
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Disney Implementing Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks

Eight years after overhauling its approach, Disney is once again rolling out a new system for accommodating visitors with disabilities at its theme parks.

October 25, 2021

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Movie Theaters Roll Out Enhanced Disability Access

The world's largest movie theater chain is working to improve the moviegoing experience for people with disabilities.

October 21, 2021

Vaccine Mandate Could Displace Group Home Residents With Disabilities

A state COVID-19 vaccine requirement could force a nonprofit group home operator to kick out residents with intellectual disabilities because there won't be enough staff to care for them.

October 19, 2021

Intellectual Disability Won’t Stop Couple From Marrying

While marriage is still rare among people with intellectual disabilities, it is becoming more common.

October 19, 2021

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Camp Designed To Accommodate All Special Needs Makes Debut

A one-of-a-kind fully accessible camp is opening, offering people with disabilities the opportunity to partake in everything from zip lines to archery and climbing walls alongside everyone else.

October 18, 2021

New Book Explores History Of Controversial Facility That Uses Shock Devices

There is one facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in kids and adults with disabilities. A new book details how that situation came to be.

October 14, 2021
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Google Improving Smartphone Accessibility

Google is offering up new ways for people with various disabilities to more easily use their smartphones.

October 12, 2021

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Group Works To Make Beaches More Accessible

Disability advocates are pushing for greater adoption of specialized semi-permanent mats that act like a boardwalk anchored to the sand so that people of all abilities can visit the beach.

October 12, 2021
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Uncertainty Surrounds Biden Plan To Boost Disability Services

With President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion plan to expand the nation's social safety net being chopped, disability advocates are fighting to keep a massive investment in Medicaid waivers alive.

October 8, 2021
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‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Resources

"Sesame Street" is offering up a host of new resources designed to help children with autism and their families.

October 7, 2021

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