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Respite Home Offers Overnight Stays For Adults With Special Needs

With a bed-and-breakfast feel, a new overnight respite home is providing a customized, fully-staffed getaway for adults with significant disabilities so that their parents can get a break.

May 31, 2018
Swimming

City Among First To Go ‘Autism Friendly’

A Midwestern city of 25,000 is believed to be one of the first to launch a concerted, community-wide effort enlisting schools, businesses and residents to accommodate people with autism.

May 22, 2018
Xbox Accessible Controller

With Adaptive Controller, Microsoft Courts Gamers With Disabilities

Though company officials have no idea how many people will buy it, a push to increase accessible technology has Microsoft debuting an adaptive controller for its Xbox gaming system.

May 18, 2018

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ABC Orders Up More ‘Speechless’

Television network executives are doubling down on a comedy centering on the experiences of a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family.

May 15, 2018

After 42 years In Institutions, Woman Seeks A Home Of Her Own

Institutionalized for over four decades, Lucretia Felder wants nothing more than to live in a home of her own, but so far no service provider has stepped up to support her in the community.

May 15, 2018
Korrie Johnson in her room at a nursing home

Caregiver Shortage Forcing Young People With Disabilities Into Institutions

A chronic and deepening shortage of home care workers is forcing scores of younger people with disabilities to move into sterile and highly restrictive institutions, including nursing homes.

May 9, 2018

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Microsoft

Microsoft Unveils $25 Million Disability Initiative

Microsoft is putting big money into a new effort aimed at ramping up development of technologies benefiting people with disabilities.

May 8, 2018

Nike Turns To Runner With Cerebral Palsy To Help Design Next-Gen Shoe

One of the world's largest athletic brands is expanding its lineup of shoes specially designed for people with disabilities.

May 4, 2018

Athletes, Supporters Celebrate 50 Years Of Special Olympics

Fifty years after the first-ever Special Olympics Games, thousands are coming together to mark society's notable strides in accepting people with disabilities and the challenges that remain.

May 4, 2018

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Patty Lyons comforts her daughter, Adriana

Lack Of Quality Caregivers, Constant Turnover Tough On Families

Families of those with developmental disabilities are struggling to find trustworthy caregivers and, even when they do, it's often only a matter of time before the search begins again.

May 2, 2018

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

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

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