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With New Season, Down Syndrome Reality Show Broadens Focus

A reality television show about a group of young adults with Down syndrome is set to return with a new season that will also explore the experiences of children with the chromosomal disorder.

April 24, 2017

Most Housing Discrimination Complaints Related To Disabilities

People with disabilities appear to be disproportionately affected by housing discrimination, with a new report finding that disability issues accounted for over half of complaints last year.

April 21, 2017
Ben Affleck in "The Accountant"

Ben Affleck To Appear At New Autism Film Festival

A first-of-its-kind film festival featuring movies tied to autism is set to kick off with some major star power.

April 19, 2017

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Most With Autism Steer Clear Of Driving

Though the majority of young people with high-functioning autism choose not to get behind the wheel, new research suggests that a substantial number seek the independence that driving offers.

April 18, 2017
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn't backing down.

April 18, 2017

Cocoon-Like Bed Aims To Keep Kids With Special Needs Safe

Struggling to keep her wandering son safely tucked away at night, one mom took matters into her own hands, designing a bed that's secure while also providing a calming effect.

April 17, 2017

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Micah Fowler on Speechless

ABC’s ‘Speechless’ Honored For Disability Storyline

A prime-time comedy focusing on a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family is getting a special commendation from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 14, 2017

Undercover Sting Targets Accessible Parking Violators

DMV investigators are hitting shopping centers and other hot spots to nab people improperly using parking spots designated for those with disabilities.

April 14, 2017

Group Homes Prioritizing Profits Over Safety, Investigation Finds

A multi-billion-dollar industry that runs group homes and other community-based facilities has largely supplanted institutions, but lax oversight is reportedly putting residents at risk.

April 12, 2017

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Waterproof Power Wheelchair May Be Headed To Market

Most power wheelchairs are heavy and work well — but only if they stay dry. A new waterproof chair that's durable, lightweight and quick to recharge could be a game changer.

April 11, 2017

Mother, Son Reportedly Shamed At Inclusive Playground

A mom's emotionally raw video about a run-in with a family over the behavior of her 6-year-old son — who has severe autism — has been watched more than 500,000 times on Facebook.

April 7, 2017

Insurance Giant Offers Pro Bono Legal Aid To Those With Disabilities

Unable to keep up with demand, a disability rights group is teaming up with one of the nation's largest insurers to help people with disabilities navigate the Medicaid appeals process.

April 6, 2017

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