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Wheelchair Users May Soon Have More Chances To Hail Lyft, Uber Rides

As Lyft and Uber became part of the nation's transportation systems, many people with disabilities felt left on the sidelines. That's slowly starting to change.

July 11, 2019
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Feds Earmark $150M For Disability Housing Assistance

Federal officials say they plan to dole out millions of dollars to help thousands of people with disabilities access housing in the community.

July 10, 2019

First Responders Turn To Weighted Blankets To Help Those With Special Needs

Some fire departments are acquiring weighted blankets to carry with them as a way to help calm people who have autism or are in crisis.

July 9, 2019

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Caregiver Roommates Offer Housing Alternative For Adults with Disabilities

In a growing trend toward inclusion, young adults with disabilities now have more opportunities than ever to live with typically-developing peers who double as their caregivers.

June 28, 2019
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Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law.

June 26, 2019
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

House Votes To Renew Program Helping People Leave Institutions

Following years of uncertainty, federal lawmakers are working to renew a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community.

June 25, 2019

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For Individuals With Special Needs, Horses Make Sense In Therapy

So-called equine assisted therapy is offering physical and emotional benefits for those with a variety of disabilities, boosting everything from coordination to self-esteem.

June 25, 2019
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CBS Pledges To Make Casting More Inclusive

In a first, a major network is committing to audition actors with disabilities, paving the way for a more inclusive slate of characters on television.

June 24, 2019
Comcast office

Thanks To Assistive Technology, TV Now Eye Controlled

Comcast is making it easier for people with disabilities to watch TV with new technology that allows individuals to control their remote using eye-gaze or sip-and-puff assistive technology.

June 20, 2019

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Kohl’s Rolls Out Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Kohl's is introducing sensory-friendly and adaptive clothing for kids, becoming the latest retailer to offer up apparel designed to meet the needs of people with various disabilities.

June 17, 2019

Report Alleges ‘School-To-Guardianship Pipeline’

Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.

June 11, 2019
Ali Stroker

Actress With Disability Wins Tony Award

The Tony Awards cain't say no to Ali Stroker, who made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win the biggest honor in theater.

June 11, 2019

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