Disabilities, Disabled People 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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Jul 19, 2018, 18:02 ETBig Wave Rolling Out of Brunswick

You'll definitely be living on island time this Saturday at the Jerk Shack in Brunswick, Georgia. Come by for a smoking hot $5.00 Jamaican buffet and ...


Jul 19, 2018, 11:00 ETStudent Leaders From Around The World To Unite At The 29th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference In Indiana

Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates...


Jul 19, 2018, 10:41 ETTransPerfect Honors V R Ferose With Award For Global Philanthropy, Diversity, And Inclusion At Annual Conference

TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced that it has honored V R Ferose with a...


Jul 19, 2018, 10:00 ETFoundation Fighting Blindness Urges Congress to Pass 'Eye-Bonds' Legislation

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) strongly supports a bipartisan bill introduced late Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the U.S. House of...


Jul 19, 2018, 10:00 ETInventHelp Inventor Develops Back Support Accessory for Wheelchairs (POO-354)

Until now, those who are restricted to wheelchairs have had to rely on the design of the chair for back support. However, thanks to the creativity of ...


Jul 19, 2018, 05:30 ETNuvasive Launches MAGEC X For Early Onset Scoliosis Treatment

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive,...


Jul 18, 2018, 08:57 ETCommission for Case Manager Certification's new board focuses on developing others to address the urgent need for professional case managers and disability specialists

The Commission for Case Manager Certification announced its 2018-2019 slate of officers to support the work of the nationally accredited Commission,...


Jul 17, 2018, 12:15 ETFish & Richardson Recognized by Top Verdict for Obtaining One of California's Top 50 Settlements in 2017

Top Verdict has named the $3.2 million award in a housing discrimination class action lawsuit filed by Fish & Richardson and the Law Foundation of...


Jul 17, 2018, 12:15 ETInventHelp Inventor Develops Assistive Device to Operate a Light Switch (PND-4892)

"I had a difficult time turning the overhead light on and off in my basement because of the placement of the light-switch location overhead," said an ...


Jul 17, 2018, 11:59 ETNational Coalition, United For Communication Choice Oppose ASHA's Attempts to Restrict Communication Choice

A diverse coalition of 23 civil and disability rights organizations has called on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to withdraw ...


Jul 17, 2018, 10:00 ETNew Book from Cigna CEO and Achilles Founder Sheds Light on the Unique Role of Micro Communities

Morgan James's new release, The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities by David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna, and Dick Traum,...


Jul 17, 2018, 08:00 ETMethod and Oakland-based Non-Profit Creative Growth Encore Limited Edition Art Collection Celebrating Creative Expression

Method Products, PBC—a long time champion of leveraging creativity as a powerful agent of change—is proud to announce the encore of its premier...


Jul 13, 2018, 09:00 ETSkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Contest Winners Design Device to Assist Veteran with His Favorite Pastime

SME and Stratasys Ltd. today announced the winners of this year's additive manufacturing student competition held at the 54th annual SkillsUSA...


Jul 12, 2018, 13:42 ETHankook Tire to Entertain Baseball Fans, Veterans During 2018 MLB All-Star Week

Hankook Tire, the official tire of Major League Baseball, will provide thrills to baseball fans at MLB All-Star Week in our nation's capital July...


Jul 12, 2018, 09:00 ETSchizophrenic Saint and The World's Fastest Painter Fights For A Noble Cause

On 10th December 2015, Parijoy Saha, the World's fastest painter, made the World's fastest realistic painting in a 1/5th fraction of a second, the...


Jul 12, 2018, 08:00 ETTufts Health Plan Rated 100 Percent on Annual Disability Equality Index and Named a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion"

Tufts Health Plan has been recognized by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Disability:IN in their fourth annual...


Jul 11, 2018, 16:32 ETExpress Scripts Named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) was again recognized with a 100 percent score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) for its ongoing commitment to...


Jul 11, 2018, 10:00 ETDisability Equality Index Names ManpowerGroup One Of The Best Places To Work In The U.S. for Commitment To Creating Integrated And Inclusive Workplaces

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) has been recognized as one of the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Places to Work, receiving the perfect score for its ...


Jul 11, 2018, 09:55 ETPPL recognized as a 2018 DEI Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

PPL announced today it has been recognized as a 2018 Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI®), a national ...


Jul 11, 2018, 08:30 ETGrainger Receives High Score on the 2018 Disability Equality Index

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, is...


Jul 10, 2018, 14:41 ET4VETS4LIFE Program Invites Applications from Disabled American Veterans

The 4VETS4LIFE Program is seeking applications from wounded American Veterans to launch its inaugural program which is committed to providing new...


Jul 10, 2018, 13:44 ETJuly is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

From their beaming smiles, you would never have known the paths these three had been on since birth; a common journey that began with a diagnosis no...


Jul 10, 2018, 10:03 ETOppenheimerFunds recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion in the 2018 Disability...


Jul 10, 2018, 08:38 ETOnlineSchoolsCenter.com Announces Top 20 Online Bachelor's in Special Education Degree Programs for 2018

OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recently released their list of the Top 20 Online Bachelor's in Special Education Degree Programs for 2018, a...


Jul 10, 2018, 08:04 ETSodexo Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion for the 4th Consecutive Year

Sodexo, a food and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been named as one of the "Best...