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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Feb 25, 2016, 18:00 ET #REVUP America-Make the DISABILITY Vote Count Campaign Kicks Off at TIRR Memorial Hermann

 Today the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), along with Texas Disability Project, Disability Rights Texas and other...


Feb 25, 2016, 15:25 ET Take A Step Back in Time at the Victory Victorian Masquerade Ball Benefiting Victory Living Programs

 The upcoming Victory Victorian Ball, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7 p.m., is sure to delight guests with a magnificent evening filled with...


Feb 25, 2016, 13:00 ET Wounded Veterans Hit the Slopes

Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) recently hosted its eighth annual Learn to Race Camp, a four-day training session and race for disabled skiers....


Feb 25, 2016, 09:10 ET United Spinal Appoints New Board Member: Gary Karp, Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Famer and Author/Speaker on Modern Disability

 United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Gary Karp, a wheelchair user and well known disability author, speaker, and...


Feb 24, 2016, 13:00 ET Wounded Veterans Ride the Waves in Hale Koa

 Wounded veterans and their families hit the beach in Hale Koa at a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumni event. WWP partnered with...


Feb 24, 2016, 07:31 ET The South Bend Clinic Selects Lightbeam's Population Health Platform

 Lightbeam Health Solutions, a leader in end-to-end population health management solutions, has entered into an agreement with The South Bend...


Feb 24, 2016, 07:00 ET ACSIA Partners Alerts Americans to Plan for Alzheimer's Long-Term Care Before It's Needed

Today ACSIA Partners, a national distributor of long-term care insurance and education, recommends preemptive action against the impact of...


Feb 23, 2016, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania's Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Announces $1.2 Million in Transition Services Contracts

 The Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation today announced eight recipients of Transition Services contracts...


Feb 23, 2016, 08:35 ET doTERRA Wellness Advocate's Son Inspires her to Volunteer to Help Children with Autism

 When doTERRA Wellness Advocate Amy McKinley gave birth to her son, Max, prematurely, she started on what she calls "an adventure." Max was...


Feb 22, 2016, 08:30 ET David Thomas Joins Accelify Solutions

Accelify Solutions announced today that David Thomas has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development.  Nationally recognized...


Feb 19, 2016, 18:17 ET With "Deaf Ethics," Former Gallaudet Professor Dr. Jeff Gauer Pulls Back Curtain on Culture of Entitlement, Fundamental Unfairness Within University's Administration

 Dr. Jeff Gauer is no longer content to watch the powerful abuse the powerless; on February 20, he will begin a hunger strike to protest the...


Feb 18, 2016, 19:05 ET Discover Technologies Announces New Product Suite

 Discover Technologies is pleased to announce the creation of the Discover Access suite of products. The Discover Access product line includes...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:30 ET New York Fashion Week: FTL MODA Makes #NYFW Cheer Again, and the Cultural Revolution Continues

 It's not surprising that accolades keep coming, season after season, and that FTL MODA — founded by Ilaria Niccolini in 2006 — is...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:16 ET Sesame Enable Touch-Free Smartphone Named a Finalist for the SXSW Innovation Award

Sesame Enable today announced  that SXSW 2016 has named it a finalist for its Interactive Innovation Award. The 19th annual SXSW Interactive...


Feb 18, 2016, 08:03 ET World's Only Simultaneous Global Race - The Wings For Life World Run - Announces New Selfie Run Feature

On May 8, the third annual Wings for Life World Run - the world's only synchronized global race - will no longer be limited to the official 34...


Feb 17, 2016, 18:00 ET Coaster Run At Knott's Berry Farm Helps Kids With Special Needs

 On March 6, 2016 over 5,000 people will come to Knott's Berry Farm for the SLDC Coaster Run which supports children with Autism and other...


Feb 17, 2016, 15:37 ET Maryland's Jemicy School is First School in the Country to Become Accredited by International Dyslexia Association

Jemicy School, which educates talented and bright students with dyslexia and other related language-based learning differences, is pleased to...


Feb 17, 2016, 14:02 ET Therap Celebrates 10 Years Supporting California DDS Providers

Kevin Dierks, Therap Regional Director-Pacific Rim, said "Therap is pleased to announce a major milestone in our long history.  We have been...


Feb 17, 2016, 13:33 ET ProfNet Experts Available on Justice Scalia and the Supreme Court, More

Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the...


Feb 17, 2016, 10:07 ET Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Season Kicks Off In Lake Michigan 2/19

Polar Plunge will kick off its 2016 season with the SUPER Plunge this weekend in Evanston. It is the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar...