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Chuck E. Cheese’s Eyes Autism Market

Children's entertainment center Chuck E. Cheese's is looking to make its offering more accessible to kids with autism and other special needs.

January 13, 2017
Residents at a group home

Wandering Poses Challenges For New Medicaid Waiver Rules

Federal officials are chiming in on how to balance independence and safety for people with disabilities who have a tendency to wander.

January 10, 2017

Accessory Dwelling Offers Bridge To Independence

Looking for a cost-effective means to help their son with autism and Down syndrome become more independent, one family built a 288-square-foot accessory dwelling unit next to their home.

January 9, 2017

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"Life, Animated"

Autism Documentary To Premiere On A&E

A documentary about a boy with autism that has been short-listed for this year's Academy Award nominations will have its television premiere.

January 5, 2017
Tony Crawley, left, administers medication through his son Rowan's feeding tube.

Caregiving Costly For Special Needs Families

Families of children with special needs provide billions of dollars in unpaid medical care each year, researchers say, significantly compromising their own ability to earn a living.

January 4, 2017
Logan Slipow walks a bag from a front porch to the car

For Young Man With Autism, Love Of Car Rides Put To Use

Faced with the question of how to help their son with autism find purpose, one family has found a unique way for him to connect with a world he's often disengaged with.

December 16, 2016

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Plane landing

Improved Airline Accessibility In The Works

The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to move forward with new regulations mandating greater accessibility for people with disabilities when they fly.

December 14, 2016

Walmart, Amazon In Hot Water Over ‘Retard’ Mug

Retailers are taking heat after shoppers noticed a mug with the phrase "got retard?" available for sale.

December 13, 2016

Ordinance Restricts Housing Options For People With Disabilities

Citing an inordinate number of police calls from apartments filled with people with disabilities, one city has enacted an ordinance that advocates say may violate federal fair housing rules.

December 12, 2016

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Disability Services Leader Loses Its Luster

One of the first states to eliminate institutions could end up backsliding, advocates say, to a time when little or no services were provided and individuals were vulnerable to abuse.

December 6, 2016

Boy With Down Syndrome Officially A Published Model

After initially being passed over by a talent agency because of his special needs, a young boy with Down syndrome is now front and center in an advertising campaign for OshKosh B'gosh.

December 6, 2016
People watch a movie

Movie Theaters Target Of New ADA Mandate

The Obama administration is implementing a new regulation that will require the nation's movie theaters to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

December 5, 2016

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