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To Help Son With Severe Behaviors, Parents Give Up Custody

Some families dealing with severe behavior challenges are left with little choice but to relinquish custody in order to secure needed residential services for their kids.

May 24, 2016
An attorney representing dozens of families who have sued Disney over changes to its disability access policy says he is pressing forward despite a federal judge tossing out the first of many cases to be considered. (trvlto/Flickr)

Attorney Appeals Ruling On Disney Access

The legal fight over access to Disney theme-park rides and attractions for people with disabilities shows no signs of ending, despite Disney winning a round in a federal suit recently.

May 20, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor is giving disability providers more time to comply with a new rule expanding overtime pay amid concerns that the change could negatively impact services for people with disabilities. (Glenn Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Disability Providers Get Reprieve From New Wage Rule

Disability providers are getting extra leeway as the Obama administration moves forward with a new rule that many worried could force service cuts for people with special needs.

May 19, 2016

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Community Living Skeptics Often Have Change Of Heart

Despite initial opposition, a new study suggests that many families of those with disabilities required to transition from institutions to community living are ultimately pleased.

May 17, 2016

Seattle To Host 2018 Special Olympics

The massive event, which is estimated to attract thousands of visitors from across the country and generate millions in revenue for the Seattle area, will mark the games' 50th year.

May 17, 2016
ABC's "Speechless" stars Mason Cook as Ray, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. (Kevin Foley/ABC)

ABC Picks Up Comedy Focusing On Special Needs

A major television network is set to air a comedy about a family with a child who has special needs.

May 16, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for additional public comment on potential accessibility rules for state and local government websites despite indications just months ago that the agency would be proceeding with rules on the issue. (Thinkstock)

Justice Department Postpones Web Accessibility Rules

The Obama administration is further delaying plans to address how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Internet.

May 10, 2016

Born Without Hands, Girl Wins National Handwriting Contest

Anaya Ellick's penmanship is so good, she recently won a national handwriting contest. Never mind that the 7-year-old has no hands and doesn't use prosthetics for help.

May 10, 2016

Uber Settlement Requires Drivers To Accommodate Service Animals

The app-based ride service Uber is settling a disability discrimination suit with an agreement to carry passengers' service animals and fire drivers who refuse.

May 3, 2016

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Accessible restrooms are only required on airplanes with more than one aisle, which can hamper travel for those with disabilities since most domestic flights are operated on single-aisle aircraft. (Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Airline Accessibility Remains An Issue

Nearly three decades after airline accessibility rules were implemented, on-board bathrooms are still out of reach for many flyers with disabilities. That could be about to change.

May 2, 2016
A judge has dismissed claims against Disney in a lawsuit alleging that the company's disability access policies violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. It's unclear how the ruling will affect dozens of similar lawsuits that are pending. (Chris Heald/Flickr)

Judge Tosses Disability Access Suit Against Disney

In the first of dozens of similar cases, a federal judge has determined that Disney's disability access policy does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 29, 2016

Family-Driven ‘Cohousing’ Offers Group Home Alternative

In a quest to find housing solutions, some parents are looking to supportive communities where they can live with their kids with disabilities alongside other families with similar needs.

April 28, 2016

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