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Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix.

June 26, 2017
Cornerstone Creek

Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality

Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

June 21, 2017

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens

Stories about people with disabilities are increasingly common on the big screen. But in a twist, a rom-com is gaining attention for casting those with autism to play people like themselves.

June 20, 2017

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Morgan's Inspiration Island

Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open

Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut.

June 15, 2017
Traffic

Driving School Offers Teens With Disabilities Path To Independence

For those with developmental disabilities, getting behind the wheel can present a steep learning curve, but a tailored driving program is helping to meet individual needs.

June 14, 2017
An adult with autism watches television in his apartment

Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don't have any regular daytime activities.

June 13, 2017

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Speechless

‘Speechless’ Creator Urges Casting Of Actors With Disabilities

The creator of a prime-time comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is pushing other Hollywood bigwigs to cast more actors with disabilities, calling barriers to such inclusion "false."

June 13, 2017
Airbnb

Study: Airbnb Hosts More Likely To Reject Guests With Disabilities

Even after adopting a nondiscrimination policy, Airbnb is confronting questions about whether hosts using the short-term rental platform discriminate against guests with disabilities.

June 12, 2017
Eunice Kennedy Shriver

ESPN To Honor Special Olympics Founder

A prestigious award bestowed during a nationally-televised event this summer will put a spotlight on one of the world's largest organizations for people with developmental disabilities.

June 9, 2017

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Families Fight Lawsuit Over Community-Based Supports

A lawsuit seeking greater access to the community for thousands with disabilities is facing opposition from some of the very people that advocates say they represent.

June 9, 2017
Rocco

Boy With Down Syndrome Joins Reality Show Cast

In what they say is a tale of luck and coincidence, the family of a boy with Down syndrome went from fans to cast members on a hit reality show about those with the chromosomal disorder.

June 7, 2017
Police arrest demonstrators in wheelchairs at the U.S. Capitol

Disability Advocates Protest Medicaid Cuts

Dozens of advocacy groups are joining members of Congress to sound alarm bells about proposed cuts to Medicaid, which they say will have severe consequences for people with disabilities.

June 6, 2017

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