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80 Arrested In Nation’s Capital At Disability Rights Protest

Dozens of disability rights activists — including some in wheelchairs — were arrested near Capitol Hill while pressing for more access to community-based services.

May 21, 2019

State To Pay $8M After Pleas To Help Man With Special Needs Went Unanswered

When Vernon Gray's mom died, there was no plan for how he should be cared for and the man with a developmental disability ended up homeless. Now, he's getting an $8 million settlement.

May 21, 2019
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ABLE Accounts Shouldn’t Impede Access To Housing, Feds Say

Federal officials are weighing in on how money saved in a relatively new type of savings account for people with disabilities influences access to housing assistance.

May 20, 2019

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Actress With Autism Starring In New TV Show

A new comedy is headed to television featuring a teen with autism who's played by an actress on the spectrum.

May 17, 2019

Microsoft Backing Inclusive Technology

The company is funding a speech recognition app to help people with communication challenges and a chatbot that prepares those with disabilities for job interviews, among other projects.

May 17, 2019
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ABC Calls It Quits On ‘Speechless’

A network comedy centering on the experiences of a teen with a developmental disability and his family is no more.

May 14, 2019

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Family Turns To Tiny House For Son With Down Syndrome

To give their adult son with Down syndrome the freedom he craves, one couple is working to build a 360-square-foot house and they're hoping their community will help make the plan a reality.

May 10, 2019
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Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities.

May 9, 2019

For Women, Tourette’s Can Mean Added Burdens, And Also Rewards

Girls are far less likely than boys to have Tourette's syndrome, but the involuntary movements and vocalizations that mark the disorder can make it especially challenging for women.

May 7, 2019

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Obamas Bringing Disability Rights Film To Netflix

The evolution of the disability rights movement is at the heart of a documentary that former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are bringing to Netflix.

May 3, 2019

At 25 Years, Marriage Likely Among Longest Between Pair With Down Syndrome

Paul and Kris Scharoun-Deforge first met at a dance for people with disabilities in the 1980s and fell for each other quickly. The couple was married for 25 years when Paul died recently.

May 3, 2019

Program For Variously-Abled Adults Working To End Social Isolation

Through sessions twice a month, a hangout for those with developmental disabilities — including many with limited communication — is promoting social interaction alongside crafts and games.

April 30, 2019

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