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Ranking Names Nation’s Most Disability-Friendly Cities

A new ranking is evaluating the best places to live for people with disabilities by factoring everything from affordability to access to support services.

October 16, 2019

Viewers Want More People With Disabilities On Screen, Study Shows

Historically, actors who play characters with disabilities have been rewarded with ticket sales and even Academy Awards. But a study shows viewers are tired of inauthentic representations.

October 15, 2019
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Government Setting Aside $112M To Expand Disability Housing

Federal officials are offering up millions of dollars to increase the supply of affordable housing for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2019

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Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season

A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return.

October 8, 2019

Worried About His Care, Cops Say Woman Overdosed Grandson With Disability

A grandmother who said she only has months to live has been arrested after giving her grandson who had a disability a lethal dose of painkillers so they could go to heaven together.

October 8, 2019
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Google Improving Accessibility For Those With Cognitive Disabilities

Google says it is working to make smartphones easier to use for people with cognitive disabilities.

October 4, 2019

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Disney Disability Access Lawsuit Headed To Trial

After a five-year court battle, a federal lawsuit demanding that people with disabilities skip to the front of the line at Disney World rides is going to trial, a judge has ruled.

October 3, 2019

Apartments Pair People With Developmental Disabilities, Older Adults

A new apartment complex on the site of a former institution will house people with disabilities alongside older adults in what developers tout as a unique model, but not everyone is on board.

October 1, 2019

Hair Salon Styles Itself As Special Needs Specialist

At a new salon serving those with special needs, stylists are expected to be patient and every detail has been considered down to the silent clippers and the wheelchair-friendly carpet.

September 27, 2019

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Cartoon Network To Mentor Individuals With Autism

A new effort launching this week is pairing people on the spectrum with mentors from Cartoon Network Studios.

September 17, 2019

Alert System For Missing People With Disabilities Is Going Unused

Three years ago, one state created an Amber Alert-style system to help find people with disabilities who go missing. But it's never been used despite three recent cases with tragic endings.

September 17, 2019

Trolled For Her Looks, She Fired Back With Cheerful Selfies

After a writer with a disability wrote an op-ed, critics commented about her looks, calling her fat, "it," and comparing her to a potato and a blobfish. She took the high rode, and went viral.

September 13, 2019

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