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"Day of Mourning" vigil

Vigils To Honor People With Disabilities Killed By Caregivers

About 150 people with disabilities were killed by their parents, relatives or caregivers within the last year alone. Vigils across the country will remember these victims.

February 27, 2018
Jessica and Joann Clark

Few Parents Plan For Future Of Children With Disabilities, Study Finds

Many parents of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not doing enough to prepare for the prospect of their children outliving them, according to a new study.

February 22, 2018
Morgan Cansler and Conrad "Tyler" DiFalco-Jimenez

Their Disabilities Challenge Their Lives, But Not Their Love

With their wedding planned for this fall, a couple with intellectual disabilities is proving naysayers wrong who doubt that they can have love and a serious relationship like anyone else.

February 20, 2018

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Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Federal Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions In Jeopardy

Funding is quickly running out for a popular Medicaid program that transitions people with disabilities from costly institutions to home and community-based living.

February 19, 2018

Boy Invents Game To Help Sister With Autism

A modified pingpong game invented by a fifth-grader is attracting national attention and now being manufactured for sale by a toy company.

February 13, 2018
Book covers

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Themes

Three children's books are garnering major accolades for telling the stories of people with disabilities, receiving special honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

February 13, 2018

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Boy With Down Syndrome Named Gerber Baby

In a first, this year's Gerber baby is a young boy with Down syndrome.

February 7, 2018
"Night to Shine" prom

Over 90,000 Expected At Proms For Those With Special Needs

Teens and adults with disabilities from around the globe are expected to attend hundreds of proms planned just for them on a single night ahead of Valentine's Day.

February 6, 2018
I Voted Stickers

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.

February 5, 2018

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Following Delta’s Lead, United Tightening Animal Policy

As a second airline issues a new policy on bringing animals on board, an industry group is asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to revise its service animal guidance.

February 2, 2018
Target's Universal Thread line

Target Adding Clothing For Adults With Special Needs

Target is expanding its clothing options for people with disabilities beyond children with a new collection of jeans and tops in adult sizes.

January 31, 2018

Report: Colleges Failing To Protect Students With Disabilities

Despite research suggesting that women with disabilities are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus, a federal report finds many universities unprepared to support these students.

January 30, 2018

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