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After Coming Off Wait List, Families Still Struggle To Find Services

Being selected to come off the waiting list for disability services can feel like "winning the lotto," but the thrill is short-lived for families who can't find programs to serve them.

January 22, 2020
Amtrak train

Amtrak Tells Wheelchair Users To Pay $25,000

Amtrak is under fire for reportedly telling a group of people with disabilities that it would cost $25,000 for them to travel by train on a route that typically costs just $16 per person.

January 21, 2020

Couples With Disabilities Navigate Red Tape On Way To Altar

Marriage often means sacrificing much needed government benefits for people with developmental disabilities, but a proposed law could change that.

January 21, 2020

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Woman With Cerebral Palsy Pens Script For Disney

She has cerebral palsy and talks via a communication board on her wheelchair, but that's not stopping Erin Feeney who just saw her first script for Disney's "Doc McStuffins" come to fruition.

January 17, 2020

Parents Seek Housing For Adult Children With Disabilities

With an imperfect patchwork of existing options — ranging from institutions to group homes to independent living — many parents are wondering the same thing: what happens when we die?

January 14, 2020

Institutionalized From Birth, Man Reunites With Family

More than seven decades after he was given up at birth, a man with intellectual and physical disabilities has reunited with a sister who spent much of her life wondering about his existence.

January 14, 2020

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Doll with surf board and hearing aid

American Girl Introduces Doll With Disability

With a new doll, the iconic American Girl lineup is for the first time telling the story of a girl with a developmental disability.

January 10, 2020

Group Home Residents Often Live In Costly Isolation

People with disabilities living in group homes are supposed to be integrated into the community and enjoy the same freedoms that others have in their own homes, but that's not always the case.

January 10, 2020
Looking at fabric swatches

Clothing Size Guide In Works For Those With Down Syndrome

It's often difficult for people with Down syndrome to find clothes that fit, but now researchers are working on a solution: the country's first size guide for this population.

January 7, 2020

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

Trump Signs 5-Month Extension Of Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the fourth time in a year, lawmakers acted to keep alive a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community, but its long-term fate remains in jeopardy.

January 6, 2020
Kayla Cromer

Actress With Autism To Debut In New TV Comedy

Autism is set to be front and center on a new television series starring a woman who's on the spectrum.

January 6, 2020
Airplane

Transportation Department Looks To Increase Airline Accessibility

Airlines would be required to improve accessibility for travelers with disabilities on more of their planes under a new federal proposal.

December 17, 2019

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