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Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Federal Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions In Jeopardy

Funding is quickly running out for a popular Medicaid program that transitions people with disabilities from costly institutions to home and community-based living.

February 19, 2018

Boy Invents Game To Help Sister With Autism

A modified pingpong game invented by a fifth-grader is attracting national attention and now being manufactured for sale by a toy company.

February 13, 2018
Book covers

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Themes

Three children's books are garnering major accolades for telling the stories of people with disabilities, receiving special honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

February 13, 2018

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Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby

In a first, this year's Gerber baby is a young boy with Down syndrome.

February 7, 2018
"Night to Shine" prom

Over 90,000 Expected At Proms For Those With Special Needs

Teens and adults with disabilities from around the globe are expected to attend hundreds of proms planned just for them on a single night ahead of Valentine's Day.

February 6, 2018
I Voted Stickers

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.

February 5, 2018

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Following Delta’s Lead, United Tightening Animal Policy

As a second airline issues a new policy on bringing animals on board, an industry group is asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to revise its service animal guidance.

February 2, 2018
Target's Universal Thread line

Target Adding Clothing For Adults With Special Needs

Target is expanding its clothing options for people with disabilities beyond children with a new collection of jeans and tops in adult sizes.

January 31, 2018

Report: Colleges Failing To Protect Students With Disabilities

Despite research suggesting that women with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus, a federal report finds many universities unprepared to support these students.

January 30, 2018

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Mother and son

Trump Signs Family Caregivers Act

A new law will require the federal government to develop a national strategy to address the needs of family caregivers, including those supporting people with developmental disabilities.

January 25, 2018
Improv class

For Those With ASD, Improv Classes Can Aid Communication

The Second City is known for churning out some of the country's top comedians, but now the group is using improv to help those with autism enhance their communication skills.

January 24, 2018
Delta plane at gate

Delta Cracking Down On Service, Support Animals

It may soon be a little harder to fly with a service or support animal as one of the nation's largest airlines looks to weed out biting, urination and other misbehavior on its planes.

January 23, 2018

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