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Feds Move To Increase Accessibility For People With Disabilities Online

More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, federal officials are imposing first-ever rules clarifying how the law applies online.

April 15, 2024

Sensory Kits Help First Responders Assist Those With Communication Challenges

Backpacks filled with a curated selection of supplies are helping police, fire personnel and other first responders interact with kids and adults who have trouble communicating.

April 12, 2024

Nonverbal Swimmer With Autism Has Shot At Paralympic Games In Paris

Cyrus Kia, who has autism and is mostly nonverbal, is training seven days a week as he prepares to swim in three events this spring for a chance to compete in the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris.

April 11, 2024

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Disney Revamping Disability Access Policies At Theme Parks

Disney is overhauling its disability access policies after seeing an explosion in abuse of a program meant to accommodate visitors with autism and other developmental disabilities.

April 10, 2024
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Fully-Accessible Theme Park Reopens Following Major Expansion

A one-of-a-kind theme park that's fully accessible to people with disabilities is back to life complete with new rides and attractions after undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion.

April 5, 2024
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Moms Want Justice After Their Sons Faced ‘Torture’ At Group Home

Violence captured on video at a group home has raised questions about whether oversight bodies are prepared to keep troubled homes in check amid a severe shortage of beds.

April 5, 2024

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Exhibit Traces ‘Unfinished Journey’ Of Those With IDD

While much progress has been made in improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities, a new exhibit shows how recently some of the milestones have occurred.

April 2, 2024
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HBO’s Max To Launch Kids’ Show Focused On Disabilities

A first-of-its-kind animated children's show featuring a cast of characters who all have some type of disability is coming to television.

March 25, 2024
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Hulu To Debut Autism Comedy

A new television show starring and created by a comedian on the spectrum is set to premiere.

March 19, 2024

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Madonna Accused Of Ableism After Flub About Fan In Wheelchair

Madonna acknowledged at a recent concert that it was "politically incorrect" to urge a fan using a wheelchair to stand up. Still, the pop icon faces accusations of ableist behavior.

March 13, 2024
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Biden Calls For Investment In Disability Services

President Joe Biden is renewing his push to improve support for people with disabilities living in the community.

March 12, 2024

Chewy Helping Train Autism Service Dogs

The pet supply retailer is welcoming puppies at its office who are being trained to one day be placed as service dogs with children on the spectrum.

March 12, 2024

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