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Low Caregiver Wages Take Toll

For many with disabilities, maintaining a routine is key. But low wages for direct support staff often lead to high turnover and unwelcome change for those who rely on such assistance.

March 24, 2017
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Nike Improves Shoe Accessibility

Nike is taking steps toward increased accessibility with a new shoe designed to make it even easier for people with disabilities to slip their feet in and out.

March 22, 2017
Actress Lauren Potter

Celebrities Take Aim At ‘Special Needs’

With a new short film, a handful of famous faces are using offbeat humor to question whether the needs of people with Down syndrome truly are "special."

March 21, 2017

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‘Sesame Street’ Bringing Muppet With Autism To TV

After being introduced online more than a year ago, Sesame Street's first character with autism is set to make her television debut.

March 20, 2017

Adults With Disabilities Become Radio ‘Rock Stars’

A morning radio show written and produced by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is offering social skills and employment training alongside plenty of laughs.

March 17, 2017
Lori Bolton

Remote Monitoring Replacing Some Direct Support Staff

People with developmental disabilities are increasingly relying on a mix of sensors, cameras and other electronic devices that can alleviate the need for around-the-clock staff.

March 15, 2017

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Police Learn To Better Understand People With Disabilities

Using a unique two-way approach, law enforcement officers and individuals with developmental disabilities are learning to interact more appropriately with one another.

March 14, 2017

For Kids On The Spectrum, Time Change Brings Angst

The hour lost by springing ahead is an inconvenience to many, but for those with autism who find comfort in sticking to a predictable schedule, it can take weeks to adjust.

March 14, 2017

PBS To Broadcast Autism Documentary

The sensory experiences of people on the spectrum take center stage in a new documentary set to air on television.

March 10, 2017

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Twins Share Unique Bond Even As Chromosome Divides Them

Life could not be more different for the Toronczak twins — one is an elite college swimmer while the other has Down syndrome and is nonverbal. Nonetheless, the pair share an unbreakable bond.

March 10, 2017

Disney Guide Aims To Help Guests With Special Needs

After her family's fifth trip to Disney World, one mom realized there wasn't a comprehensive guide for guests with special needs, so she decided to write one.

March 7, 2017
Alisa Grishman attends a "Day of Mourning" vigil

Vigils Honor People With Disabilities Killed By Loved Ones

Vigils were held in more than 40 cities this week as a new report indicates that at least one person with a disability is killed each week by family members or caregivers.

March 3, 2017

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