Handicapped, Disabled This category covers the latest news affecting people living with a disability, including peer and community support programs, and athletic and cultural opportunities, along with issues of medical assistance, treatment and care options. Find releases regarding accessibility legislation, disability rights, insurance and healthcare issues, special education, and the results of the latest research. Learn about fundraising efforts and events, as well as outreach and awareness initiatives.

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May 27, 2016, 08:30 ET A Struggling Disabled Vet Humbled by Human Kindness

 Have you ever passed someone on the street and wondered about their story?  An employee with AID.org ran into a disabled vet in a...


May 26, 2016, 16:09 ET This Memorial Day, We at The Carrington Companies Remember Our Nation's Heroes

 Every Memorial Day is marked with solemn remembrance as we pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by Veterans in the wars fought by this...


May 26, 2016, 08:30 ET College Choice Releases 2016 Ranking of the Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities

College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net) has published its annual ranking of best disability friendly colleges and universities. The ranking...


May 26, 2016, 05:30 ET Freedom Motors USA Releases First wheelchair accessible conversion of the Chrysler Pacifica

 Freedom Motors USA, pioneers of the nation's first wheelchair accessible rear-entry minivan and the inventors of the original wheelchair...


May 25, 2016, 09:00 ET Heritage Bank Participates in Low Income Housing Institute's Affordable Housing Development

 Heritage Bank, wholly-owned subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company" or "Heritage") (Nasdaq: HFWA), was pleased to announce...


May 24, 2016, 08:35 ET A Grandmother Receives a Life-Changing Gift

 Diana Russell suffers from a form of rheumatoid arthritis that painfully "eats" her organs from the inside out.  This disease has put her...


May 24, 2016, 08:35 ET Lapeer City Dental Expands Specialized Dental Care for Patients With Special Needs

 Lapeer city dental (www.lapeercitydental.com) announced today that they have expanded their capability to provide specialized dental treatment...


May 24, 2016, 07:00 ET Purple Heart Homes takes May Military Appreciation Month and the Entire Year Seriously to Improve Veterans' Lives One Home at a Time

 When 89-year-old Redding, CT WWII Veteran Alex Sawchyn received a knock on his door last summer, an insurance representative handed him a list...


May 23, 2016, 09:00 ET Universal Uclick Announces Jake Tapper of CNN to Guest-Draw Scott Adams' Dilbert

 When Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN and host of The Lead, invited Dilbert creator Scott Adams to appear on his show, he...


May 19, 2016, 16:30 ET Assurant Joins High Five Tour 2016 National Sponsorship Team

 Wounded Warriors Family Support is proud to announce that Assurant has joined the High Five Tour 2016 national sponsorship team. Assurant is...


May 19, 2016, 13:00 ET Therap's Incident Reporting Forms for Tennessee Aligned with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD)

Therap's latest updates include state specific incident reporting sections for Tennessee Service providers. The information recorded on state...


May 19, 2016, 10:37 ET Deaf female Latina entrepreneur-led company becomes first EdTech to use Title III of the JOBS Act

On Monday Veditz made history by becoming the first education company to use Title III of the American JOBS Act. The JOBS Act was passed by...


May 19, 2016, 10:17 ET Free Access to Digital Accessibility Courses for People with Disabilities on Deque University

 In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, Deque Systems will now be offering their entire curriculum of Deque University online...


May 19, 2016, 10:00 ET Duo Security Brings Accessibility to User Authentication

 Duo Security, a cloud-based trusted access provider protecting the world's largest and fastest-growing companies, today announces...


May 18, 2016, 11:44 ET Mphasis Launches Digital Accessibility Roadmap; Appoints Cristopher Broyles as Chief Accessibility Officer

 Mphasis, a leading IT services and solutions provider, today launched its digital accessibility practice with the appointment of Cristopher...


May 17, 2016, 09:58 ET Press Conference and Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Friday Morning to Kick Off Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games

 Members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) kick off State Summer Games by lighting the "Flame of Hope" at 9 a.m. Friday, May 20 at Andrew...


May 17, 2016, 09:00 ET ReWalk Announces Collaboration with Harvard University's Wyss Institute to Develop Lightweight and Soft Exoskeleton Systems for the Treatment of Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Limited Mobility Patients

 ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) ("ReWalk" or "Company"), the leading global exoskeleton developer and manufacturer today announced a...


May 17, 2016, 09:00 ET Wyss Institute collaborates with ReWalk Robotics to develop wearable exosuits for patients with limited mobility

 The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has entered into a collaboration with ReWalk Robotics Ltd., to...


May 13, 2016, 07:47 ET AID.org Finds 95% of Valley Parking Lots NOT in Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act

 The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in effect for a quarter of a century.  Under the ADA, parking lots, among many other...


May 13, 2016, 00:03 ET Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Celebrates Competitors with Electrifying Closing Ceremony

Star-studded performances celebrate the inspiring achievements of the Invictus Games competitors  Tonight, thousands joined almost 500...


May 12, 2016, 22:22 ET Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Closing Ceremony To Cap Inspirational Week

Invictus Spirit To Be On Display in Toronto in 2017  The second Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, are closing today after an...


May 12, 2016, 20:35 ET Citi Launches #StandForProgress in Support of Team USA for 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

 As part of its support of Team USA for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Citi is today debuting #StandForProgress, a program to...


May 12, 2016, 14:00 ET GreenCare for Troops Celebrates 10 Years Assisting Military Families In Need

To raise awareness of the ongoing need for basic lawn care and landscape services for families of deployed military personnel and veterans with...


May 12, 2016, 10:30 ET Jason Resendez, Director de la Red Latina de UsAgainstAlzheimer's, elegido para el Panel de Consejo sobre Acceso y Vejez de AT&T

UsAgainstAlzheimer's anunció hoy que Jason Resendez, Director de la Red Latina de UsAgainstAlzheimer's y de la Coalición ...