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Advocates Push For Greater Airline Accessibility

A lawsuit is seeking to force the nation's airlines to make big changes in order to better accommodate travelers with disabilities.

August 14, 2018
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Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films

People with disabilities remain woefully underrepresented in major Hollywood movies, according to a new analysis.

July 31, 2018
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Couples Feel Pressure To Divorce To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Struggling to afford the specialized equipment and treatments their children with disabilities need, some couples consider divorcing so that their kids can qualify for government benefits.

July 30, 2018

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Special Olympics at 50

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On Special Olympics

With a new exhibit, the Smithsonian Institution is highlighting how athletics have helped to dramatically change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities over the last 50 years.

July 27, 2018

Agencies Ramp Up Efforts To Attract Direct Support Professionals

Agencies serving people with disabilities say they are embracing various initiatives — from recruitment campaigns to longevity pay and an emphasis on emotional rewards — to attract workers.

July 24, 2018
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Movie Theaters Subject To New ADA Requirements

Under new rules taking effect this summer, the nation's movie theaters must do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

July 24, 2018

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New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit

Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.

July 20, 2018

Reunited: Woman With Intellectual Disability Finds Son Taken At Birth

When Jean Searle gave birth while living in an institution, she was forced to give up her child. Now, more than three decades later, she finally got to meet him.

July 17, 2018
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys

A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 17, 2018

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Actor With Down Syndrome Starring In Movie With Shia LaBeouf

A 33-year-old with Down syndrome is making a name for himself working alongside Hollywood notables Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and David Arquette.

July 13, 2018
Home care worker helps her client

Caregiver Shortages Exacerbated By Soaring Housing Prices

The work is demanding and low paid, and now some providers say that high housing costs are making it even harder to find home care workers to assist those with disabilities.

July 11, 2018

Straw Bans Face Opposition From Disability Advocates

States and cities are being pressed by environmentalists to eliminate plastic straws, but objections from disability advocates and others have derailed or delayed some proposed bans.

July 10, 2018

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