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Accessibility Options Expanding For Video Games

Audio cues, color adjustments and controllers that can be operated through head movements or with feet are some of the many options that are making video gaming more inclusive.

January 22, 2019

Study Pinpoints Down Syndrome Milestones

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

January 15, 2019

Country Club To Become Community For Adults With Special Needs

A former golf course will be the site of 300 new homes, a third of which will be for those with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and the remainder will be for sale to the public.

January 15, 2019

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SeaWorld Water Park Now A Certified Autism Center

Aquatica Orlando — SeaWorld's water park — has put staff through training and added more resources for visitors to become an official certified autism center.

January 11, 2019
Residents at a group home

Report: Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down

More people are on waiting lists, fewer are competitively employed and access to services remains uneven, according to a new report that ranks states on developmental disability services.

January 10, 2019
Airplane

Airlines Under New Mandate To Report On Wheelchairs They Break

For the first time, airlines are now required to publicly reveal how many wheelchairs or motorized scooters they lose, mishandle or break.

January 8, 2019

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Vacation Rentals Catering To People With Autism

A new online platform is offering vacation rentals featuring soothing neutral colors, door alarms, items washed with fragrance-free products and other accommodations.

December 18, 2018
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Microsoft Spotlights Adaptive Device In Holiday TV Commercial

Microsoft is touting one of its latest adaptive offerings with a national television advertisement featuring a boy with a disability and his friends.

December 11, 2018

Woman Slams Mom Of Girl Needing Around-The-Clock Care

A woman has caused a social media firestorm after telling a mother to put her daughter with a disability "out of her misery."

December 11, 2018

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

Future Uncertain As Money To Move People Out Of Institutions Runs Dry

With time and money running out, advocates are pushing for passage of a bill that would extend a federal program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to community living.

December 7, 2018

Ride-Sharing Service Focusing On Passengers With Disabilities

An app expected to launch next year will make available drivers specifically trained in working with people with disabilities, and with vehicles specially equipped to transport them.

December 7, 2018

Boy Scouts Alter Approach For Kids With Special Needs

Kids with special needs are learning everything from life skills to archery as part of a Boy Scouts program that's helping pave the way for them to take part in a typical pack.

December 6, 2018

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