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Concerns Raised Over Response To Murder Of Woman With Disability

When a child is killed by a parent, people are typically outraged — unless the victim has a disability. Then, there's a tendency to rationalize the slaying, advocates say.

April 13, 2018

Zappos, PBS Launching Apparel For Children With Special Needs

PBS KIDS is working with Zappos to introduce a clothing line aimed at meeting the unique sensory and adaptive needs of kids with disabilities.

April 12, 2018

Homeowners With Developmental Disabilities Bond As Roommates

For 14 years, three men with developmental disabilities have owned their own home, meticulously maintaining it like no one else, and they wouldn't have it any other way.

April 11, 2018

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Barista makes coffee

Coffee Shop Helping Kids With Special Needs Learn Life Skills

With a cart, a Keurig and some paper products, a group of middle school students with disabilities are becoming more independent and learning what it takes to run a business.

April 10, 2018
Sesame Street

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Focus

On television, online and at their theme park, the people behind "Sesame Street" say they are adding more resources and increasing efforts to include kids on the spectrum.

April 5, 2018

Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options

Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities.

April 3, 2018

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Kids’ Show Features Cast With Autism

A first-of-its-kind kids' show with a star and core cast who are all on the autism spectrum is making its television debut.

April 3, 2018
Richard and Carol Wygand clean the trach tube for their son Luke

Families Moving Across The Country To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Drawn by more generous Medicaid programs or access to treatments, families are uprooting their lives in order to find better care for their children with special needs.

March 29, 2018
Apple store

Apple Throws Support Behind Disability Emojis

Apple wants to see a host of new emojis introduced, all aimed at better representing people with disabilities in texts and other digital communications.

March 27, 2018

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Airbnb Rolls Out New Features For Those With Disabilities

Following accusations of discrimination against travelers with disabilities, Airbnb said it is implementing changes aimed at making its platform friendlier to those with various needs.

March 20, 2018

Race Is On To Renew Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

Disability advocates are scrambling to get funding renewed for a federal program that's helped thousands with developmental disabilities leave institutions but is now on the brink of collapse.

March 20, 2018
Google headquarters

Google Now Includes Accessible Routes

With a new Google Maps feature, the technology giant is looking to make it easier for people with disabilities to get around.

March 16, 2018

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