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Years in the making, the new site serves up the latest developmental disability news with a fresh, clean design that's easier to navigate.

November 20, 2015
Rachel Larson, who has Down syndrome, and Nicholas Hamilton, who has a developmental disability, walk toward the Rosedale Mall while on a date in Roseville, Minn. The couple have been together nearly a year. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

For Many With Disabilities, Freedom To Be Intimate Is Rare

Adults with developmental disabilities must often overcome constant barriers to pursue a fundamental human right – loving relationships.

November 19, 2015

Simulated Town Offers Life Skills Training

A mock town complete with a bank, salon, deli, movie theater and more is offering young people with developmental disabilities hands-on practice on the road to independence.

November 18, 2015

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Man With Prader-Willi Pleads Guilty To Food Burglaries

A 20-year-old with a rare chromosomal disorder that prompts uncontrollable hunger has accepted a plea deal after he broke into multiple homes in search of food.

November 17, 2015
A&E will air six hour-long episodes of “Born This Way,” which follows seven young adults with Down syndrome. (Adam Taylor)

New TV Series Features Young Adults With Down Syndrome

The production company behind "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome.

November 16, 2015
Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio is adding a multimillion-dollar water park that’s expected to open in 2017. (Morgan’s Wonderland)

Water Park In The Works For Those With Special Needs

Five years after establishing the world's first fully-accessible theme park, construction is underway on a water park where every attraction promises to be disability-friendly.

November 11, 2015

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Pippa, a Vizsla, waits for instructions from Maureen Bennett during a hands-on training class for service dogs at her home in Keller, Texas. (Brandon Wade/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Service Dog Group Trains People And Their Pups Together

A unique training program is keeping service dogs and their owners with disabilities together from day one so that their relationship starts off strong while the canines learn their jobs.

November 10, 2015

Jury Awards $150K After Man With Down Syndrome Mocked Online

A federal jury has awarded a man with Down syndrome $150,000 after a photograph of him was doctored and misappropriated on the Internet.

November 6, 2015
A Google self-driving car hits the road in California. The National Council on Disability is recommending several steps the federal government should take to ensure that autonomous vehicles are accessible to people with disabilities. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

A federal agency is calling on automakers and lawmakers alike to consider the needs of people with disabilities as self-driving cars inch closer to reality.

November 4, 2015

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Having a child with a developmental disability does not increase the odds that parents will divorce, researchers say. (Thinkstock)

Parents Of Kids With Disabilities Buck Divorce Trend

Parents of those with developmental disabilities are no more likely to divorce than other moms and dads, new research suggests, but different factors are at play.

November 3, 2015

Cats, Adults With Developmental Disabilities See Mutual Benefit

For a group of young adults with developmental disabilities, reading to cats is proving more than a good deed -- it's offering a chance to boost literacy and build confidence.

October 29, 2015
Fewer characters with disabilities are expected to appear regularly on network television this season, a new report finds. (Thinkstock)

TV Featuring Fewer Characters With Disabilities

For the first time in two years, the number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is on the decline, a new report finds.

October 28, 2015

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