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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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George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush

George H.W. Bush Remembered As Champion For Those With Disabilities

The former president said that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act was one of his proudest accomplishments during his time in office.

December 4, 2018

Parents Of Child With Down Syndrome Design Toys Promoting Inclusivity

Unable to find a doll that looked like their daughter with Down syndrome, one couple set out to create their own. Now, they want to offer dolls for other "marginalized children" as well.

December 4, 2018
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

MTV Documenting Disability Activist’s Journey To Space

A 28-year-old with a disability is headed to space and MTV plans to chronicle the voyage.

November 30, 2018

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Santa Ready To Go Sensory-Friendly

Just in time for the holidays, a series of special events across the country will offer calmer environments for children with disabilities to enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa Claus.

November 27, 2018

Uber Promises More Timely Accessible Rides

A new business model by ride-hailing company Uber means quicker pickup times for passengers in wheelchairs in several U.S. cities.

November 27, 2018
The Sparklers cheer squad

Cheerleaders With Disabilities Enjoy Recognition, Camaraderie

A high school cheer squad is offering students with disabilities the chance to be center stage and boosting their self-esteem in the process.

November 13, 2018

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Lawsuits Targeting Websites Over ADA Violations On The Rise

The Trump administration's decision to stop drafting rules for website ADA compliance is widely seen as opening the floodgates to legal action.

November 13, 2018
FEMA task force

Recent Natural Disasters Trigger Complaints From Disability Groups

Advocates say that federal emergency response efforts are failing to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, including by sending them unnecessarily to nursing homes.

November 6, 2018
Direct care worker

States Cite Hurdles To Providing Community-Based Services

States are facing challenges meeting their obligations to provide home and community-based services to people with developmental disabilities and other groups, federal investigators say.

November 2, 2018

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