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How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017

Model With Down Syndrome Expands Fashion Line

A model with Down syndrome will mark her return to New York Fashion Week with a new apparel collection.

September 5, 2017
Woman with special needs shops virtually

Shoppers With Disabilities May Soon ‘Beam’ Into Stores

Clothing retailer American Eagle is testing out new technology designed to allow those with disabilities to shop by "beaming" into participating locations.

September 5, 2017

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App Bridges Gap Between Police, Those With Special Needs

A new smartphone app is alerting police officers with information about people with "invisible disabilities" in the hopes of better managing crisis situations.

September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey

Harvey Brings Unique Challenges For Those With Disabilities

The upending of normalcy in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is particularly hard on those with special needs, and disability advocates and families are working to help them cope.

August 30, 2017
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins New Season

After receiving a half-dozen Emmy nominations, new episodes of a reality show following a group of young people with Down syndrome are on the way.

August 28, 2017

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Maureen Cleary shares a laugh with her daughter, Vanessa Cleary

Miss Amazing Casts Spotlight On Girls With Disabilities

A pageant for young women with special needs is about much more than looks, helping girls build confidence and develop friendships while showing what they're capable of.

August 25, 2017
Adults with autism

When Those With Autism Age Out, What’s Next?

With little for her daughter with autism to do after aging out of school, one mom took matters into her own hands organizing regular activities for adults on the spectrum.

August 21, 2017

Teen With Down Syndrome Finds Brotherhood In Former MMA Fighter

Often the underdog during his run as a mixed martial arts fighter, a personal trainer is now helping a teenager with Down syndrome learn what he's capable of.

August 18, 2017

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Target Unveils Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

Target is rolling out a collection of sensory-friendly apparel for children and says adaptive clothing for those with disabilities is on the way too.

August 17, 2017
Book club

Book Club Doesn’t Let Disability Get In The Way

Fifteen years ago the idea of creating book clubs for people with developmental disabilities was met with skepticism. But today, chapters are thriving in 34 states and four countries.

August 16, 2017

Hotel Looks To Make Stays Easier For Guests With Special Needs

A teen inspired a major hotel to make stays smoother for those who might need amenities like easy-to-use plates and utensils, light-up toys, oversized strollers, iPads or weighted vests.

August 15, 2017

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