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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
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

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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, 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

Homeowners With Developmental Disabilities Bond As Roommates

For 14 years, three men with developmental disabilities have owned their own home, meticulously maintaining it like no one else, and they wouldn't have it any other way.

April 11, 2018

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Coffee Shop Helping Kids With Special Needs Learn Life Skills

With a cart, a Keurig and some paper products, a group of middle school students with disabilities are becoming more independent and learning what it takes to run a business.

April 10, 2018
Sesame Street

‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Focus

On television, online and at their theme park, the people behind "Sesame Street" say they are adding more resources and increasing efforts to include kids on the spectrum.

April 5, 2018

Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options

Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities.

April 3, 2018

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Kids’ Show Features Cast With Autism

A first-of-its-kind kids' show with a star and core cast who are all on the autism spectrum is making its television debut.

April 3, 2018
Richard and Carol Wygand clean the trach tube for their son Luke

Families Moving Across The Country To Help Their Kids With Disabilities

Drawn by more generous Medicaid programs or access to treatments, families are uprooting their lives in order to find better care for their children with special needs.

March 29, 2018
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Apple Throws Support Behind Disability Emojis

Apple wants to see a host of new emojis introduced, all aimed at better representing people with disabilities in texts and other digital communications.

March 27, 2018

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