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Families Affected By FASD Hope For Increased Awareness, Treatments

With new research suggesting that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders could be at least as common as autism, affected families are hopeful that awareness of the condition will increase.

March 6, 2018

Can A Man With A Disability Stay In A Marriage He Might Not Understand?

Amid concerns from the family of a man with intellectual disability, a judge is weighing the questions raised by the man's marriage to a typically-developing spouse who's also his guardian.

March 6, 2018
An adult with autism watches television in his apartment

Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

In one of the first studies to look at the lives of people with autism as they hit middle age, researchers found adults struggling with independence, employment and relationships.

March 5, 2018

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Uber Has Shortage Of Accessible Vehicles, Lawsuit Claims

The Uber app includes an option to request a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, but in a new lawsuit advocates allege that the cars are rarely available.

March 2, 2018
Sandy Davis works on an activity with Marjorie Strong

Group Home Troubles Prompt Some To Enter Institutions

Despite one state's promise to reform group homes, many remain dangerously unprepared to shelter adults with profound disabilities and some people are leaving the community for institutions.

March 1, 2018

Police: Staff Locked Residents In ‘Filthy’ Facility And Left

A criminal investigation is being launched after 35 residents were evacuated from a squalid, bedbug-ridden facility that cares for people with behavioral and developmental disabilities.

February 27, 2018

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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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