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Millions Awarded In Rental Assistance For People With Disabilities

Federal officials are sending millions of dollars in rental assistance to help people with disabilities in a dozen states.

August 11, 2020
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In First, Hotel Embraces Universal Design

At a first-of-its-kind Hampton Inn opening this week, inclusive design comes standard throughout the property in a bid to be as welcoming as possible to guests of all abilities.

July 31, 2020
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30 Years After Americans With Disabilities Act, A Look Back And Ahead

It took people with disabilities crawling their way up the Capitol steps to get the landmark civil rights bill passed three decades ago, and even today, hurdles remain.

July 31, 2020

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Stride Rite Rolls Out Shoes For Kids With Special Needs

A major shoe company is unveiling sneakers specifically designed for children with special needs.

July 29, 2020
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Hollywood Urged To Cast More Actors With Disabilities

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is the latest big-name celebrity telling Hollywood to step up in regard to casting people with disabilities.

July 28, 2020

Strangers Send Man With Down Syndrome Cards, Letters While He Awaits Transplant

Born with Down syndrome and cardiac defects, Joe Eitl needs a heart transplant. Until that day comes, thousands of cards and letters received from friends and strangers alike keep him going.

July 28, 2020

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How People With Special Needs Are Coping With The Pandemic

Both children and adults with developmental disabilities are struggling to adapt to the myriad of changes that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to nearly every facet of life.

July 28, 2020
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Actor With Autism At Center Of New Show

An actor with autism has a key role on a new coming-of-age drama on Apple's streaming service.

July 24, 2020
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People With Intellectual Disabilities Begin To Venture Out During Pandemic

Service providers are starting to offer adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to return to community-based activities, but many families are reluctant.

July 22, 2020

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Apple Invests In Housing For People With Developmental Disabilities

Technology-giant Apple is putting up money for housing for people with developmental disabilities.

July 21, 2020
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Zappos Customizing Shoe Buying To Help Those With Disabilities

Online retail giant Zappos is testing a new program that will allow customers to buy a single shoe or create their own pair.

July 17, 2020
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Citing The Pandemic, Feds Delay New Medicaid Waiver Rule

The Trump administration is holding off on implementing a Medicaid rule establishing a new standard for what counts as home- and community-based services for people with disabilities.

July 16, 2020

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