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New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit

Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.

July 20, 2018

Reunited: Woman With Intellectual Disability Finds Son Taken At Birth

When Jean Searle gave birth while living in an institution, she was forced to give up her child. Now, more than three decades later, she finally got to meet him.

July 17, 2018
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys

A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 17, 2018

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Actor With Down Syndrome Starring In Movie With Shia LaBeouf

A 33-year-old with Down syndrome is making a name for himself working alongside Hollywood notables Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and David Arquette.

July 13, 2018
Home care worker helps her client

Caregiver Shortages Exacerbated By Soaring Housing Prices

The work is demanding and low paid, and now some providers say that high housing costs are making it even harder to find home care workers to assist those with disabilities.

July 11, 2018

Straw Bans Face Opposition From Disability Advocates

States and cities are being pressed by environmentalists to eliminate plastic straws, but objections from disability advocates and others have derailed or delayed some proposed bans.

July 10, 2018

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Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer

Five months after a scathing report found that injuries and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go overlooked, federal officials are responding.

June 29, 2018

Fearing Deportation, Parents Declining Benefits For Kids With Disabilities

Advocates say many immigrant families, nervous about a higher degree of scrutiny in applications, are dropping Medicaid and other benefits for their citizen children with disabilities.

June 26, 2018
Incredibles 2

Popular Disney Movie Comes With Seizure Warning

Disney is warning moviegoers that its new blockbuster, "Incredibles 2," contains a scene with flashing lights that could pose a health concern for some people.

June 20, 2018

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Cast of "Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Returns With Wedding On Tap

A wedding is on the horizon when a reality television show following the lives of adults with Down syndrome comes back later this summer.

June 19, 2018
Direct support worker assists client

Direct Support Workers In Short Supply As Demand Surges

Agencies that offer supports to people with developmental disabilities say they are struggling more than ever to attract workers, forcing some to terminate services and decline new clients.

June 18, 2018

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018

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