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 05, 2016, 08:45 ET Valley Cities Proclaim May as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Month

 Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID.org Foundation) are bringing awareness of inequalities and non-compliance issues under the...


May 05, 2016, 08:17 ET Wounded Veterans Cast to Heal

 Wounded veterans came together recently to bond with other Alumni at an event hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) through the L.L....


May 03, 2016, 12:38 ET A Head for the Future shares story of crash survivor for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

 A motorcycle crash changed Calvin Smith's life, yet his recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) grew his family. The former Marine shares...


May 03, 2016, 08:40 ET Mom of Six Can Sleep Sound After Donation from AID Foundation

 Thomas and Shannon Puckett met in the Army and Arizona National Guard. Married 13 years, they have a large family of 6 children; 5 biological,...


May 03, 2016, 08:30 ET Special Needs Summer Camp - Who is Teaching Who?

"Some people look at individuals with disabilities and think, 'Oh, we're going to have to help them a lot.' The result is actually the opposite,"...


May 03, 2016, 06:00 ET Easterseals Launches Revitalized Brand, Ready to Take on Disability Together

 Easterseals (formerly Easter Seals), the indispensable resource for people facing today's disabilities, launched its multi-year,...


May 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Corrections Department Reaches Milestone in Crisis Intervention Team Training

 Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced that 1,000 prison staff members have received Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)...


May 02, 2016, 08:19 ET Gillette launches Emojability keyboard for special needs community

 Children who have disabilities will be able to express their unique experiences like never before thanks to a first-of-its-kind app developed...


May 02, 2016, 08:01 ET 'Adaptoys' Changes the Game for People Living with Paralysis

 The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, has...


Apr 30, 2016, 06:00 ET Groundbreaking Settlement to End Discrimination Against Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs

 In an unprecedented settlement announced today, Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who...


Apr 29, 2016, 16:02 ET National Federation of the Blind Condemns Delay of Web Accessibility Regulations

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information and...


Apr 29, 2016, 09:37 ET Match 6 Jackpot Winner Worth $1.2 Million Sold in Montgomery Co.

 A Montgomery County retailer sold a jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $1.2 million from the Thursday, April 28,...


Apr 29, 2016, 08:35 ET AID Helps Bring Business Owner's Parking Lot One Step Closer to Full ADA Compliance

 Valerie DiSciascio has been a champion for civil rights for those with disabilities for years.  As a member of the community and active...


Apr 29, 2016, 06:00 ET Easter Seals to Unveil Revitalized Brand This Tuesday, May 3

 Easter Seals, the indispensable resource for people facing today's disabilities, will begin the rollout of a multi-year, organization-wide...


Apr 28, 2016, 12:59 ET Hillary Clinton Visit to AM General Highlights MV-1 Universally Accessible Vehicle

 Former Secretary of State and current Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured AM General's Commercial Assembly Plant where...


Apr 28, 2016, 12:07 ET Jaguar Land Rover North America Sponsors U.S. Armed Forces Team for Invictus Games Orlando 2016

Jaguar Land Rover North America will extend its support of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida as lead sponsor of the U.S. Team, which...


Apr 28, 2016, 08:45 ET Mom of Six Can Sleep Sound After Donation From AID Foundation

Thomas and Shannon Puckett met in the Army and Arizona National Guard.  Married 13 years, they have a large family of 6 children; 5...


Apr 27, 2016, 15:48 ET PA Department of Human Services Awards Landmark Medicaid Agreements

 Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas announced that the state has agreed to move forward and negotiate contracts...


Apr 27, 2016, 09:00 ET Every Third Child of Primary School Age Without Access to Education Has a Disability

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD alerts: children with disabilities who are excluded from education are confined to a future of poverty and isolation. In...


Apr 27, 2016, 08:35 ET Autism Learning Center Makes Changes to Help More Families

The Language and Learning Centers of America (LLCA) in Wellesley, MA, announced a name change to the Autism Therapy Works (ATW) to better represent...