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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Aug 17, 2018, 08:30 ETWWE Superstar Big Show Announced as Special Olympics' newest Global Ambassador

Special Olympics International announced today that Big Show, one of the most decorated WWE Superstars, will be named the newest Special Olympics...


Aug 16, 2018, 11:48 ETAmericans Support Autonomous Vehicles to Help Seniors, People with Disabilities

New research shows that a majority of Americans support the use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) to improve the independence of seniors and individuals...


Aug 16, 2018, 09:14 ETBlind and Visually Impaired Students Find Success As Salesforce Administrators

Bosma Enterprises, an Indianapolis nonprofit whose mission is to help people who are blind or visually impaired live and work independently, recently ...


Aug 16, 2018, 08:03 ETSodexo Recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been recognized by U.S. ...


Aug 15, 2018, 16:18 ETJackson Hole hosts the 4th annual Aspiration Summit

The 4th annual Aspiration Summit, a special 4-day event for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related profiles, will be held September...


Aug 14, 2018, 10:53 ETSouthwest Airlines Updates Service Animal Policies

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals. The changes are designed ...


Aug 13, 2018, 15:17 ETVeterans Charities Take Lead Advocating for Expansion of Privileges for Warriors and Caregivers

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) applaud Congress for passing a law to extend commissary, military...


Aug 13, 2018, 13:00 ETErie Data Systems Releases CaptionSeek, a Video Search Engine for the Deaf

Erie Data Systems, LLC has announced the release of CaptionSeek, a closed-caption search engine built to assist those who are hard of hearing or deaf ...


Aug 11, 2018, 09:00 ETPoppy and Samir Charnalia Launch Hindi and Urdu Poetry Book at Fundraiser for Autism Speaks

Poppy and Samir Charnalia, residents of Lexington, Massachusetts, are hosting a fundraiser for Autism Speaks on Sept. 8, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the...


Aug 10, 2018, 09:05 ETThe Get Grounded Foundation Awards Grants to Six Programs Serving Denver's At-Risk Youth

GroundFloor Media (GFM) and its sister agency, CenterTable, announced the Get Grounded Foundation has awarded its latest round of community grants to ...


Aug 09, 2018, 17:50 ETEaster Seals Greater Houston Assistive Technology Helps Promote Independence With Grant From The Comcast Foundation

Today, Easter Seals Greater Houston, announced that its national award winning BridgingApps program received a $10,000 grant from the Comcast...


Aug 09, 2018, 15:21 ETUnited Spinal Association Applauds New York City Council's Cap on Uber

United Spinal Association congratulates New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio for passing legislation that will place...


Aug 09, 2018, 11:54 ETCIEE Awards Two $20,000 Grants to Fund Deaf-accessible Study Abroad Programs

CIEE is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2019 Generation Study Abroad Access Grants to California State University Northridge (CSUN) and...


Aug 09, 2018, 08:37 ETBuddy Bike® Raising Funds to Provide an Adaptive Bicycle to East Side Riders Bike Club in L.A.

Buddy Bike, LLC is raising funds to provide one of their adaptive tandem bicycles, called The Buddy Bike, to East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC)....


Aug 09, 2018, 07:00 ETEasterseals Assistive Technology Helps Promote Independence With $230,000 In Grants From The Comcast Foundation

Today, Easterseals, a national leading provider of services for people with disabilities, announced it has received $230,000 in grants from the...


Aug 08, 2018, 12:45 ETSanrio Collaborates with Megan Bomgaars on Sanrio megology Capsule Collection

Global lifestyle brand Sanrio has teamed up with artist, entrepreneur and megology brand founder Megan Bomgaars to create Sanrio ♥ megology, an...


Aug 08, 2018, 12:45 ETInventHelp Inventor Develops SAFETY MIRROR (KSC-1316)

"I thought there could be a simple way to see behind you while using a wheelchair," said an inventor, from Olathe, Kan., "so I invented the SAFETY...


Aug 08, 2018, 08:45 ETAffordable Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy is Now Offered Through Zen Care Physical Medicine in Irvine at an Extraordinary Value

Dr. Jay Kang, clinical director of Zen Care Physical Medicine has introduced Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy at his Irvine, CA office to help his...


Aug 08, 2018, 08:01 ET10,000 Rubber Ducks fill the Pool at Post Chastain for Special Olympics Georgia

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) will once again hold its annual Duck Pluck on Friday, August 10. 10,000 yellow rubber ducks, that individuals,...


Aug 07, 2018, 10:47 ETNew study seeks to return amputees to the water with 3D-printed, amphibious, prosthetic leg

Northwell Health announced today the start of a new study to produce and commercialize its prosthetic swim leg, offering hope for the estimated 1.9...


Aug 07, 2018, 10:45 ET200k In Grants Available To Fund Innovative Ideas To Help People With Intellectual Disabilities And Autism

Northeast Arc of Massachusetts is accepting applications for The Arc Tank 2.0, a competition that seeks to fund innovative ideas that enhance the...


Aug 07, 2018, 10:00 ETKoinonia Receives Trauma-Informed Care Training Grant

Koinonia, a leading provider of day, residential and career services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD), received a...


Aug 07, 2018, 09:01 ETRice Krispies Treats® Makes Love More Accessible This Back-To-School Season

Research shows nothing prepares kids more for going back to school than love and support.i That's why Rice Krispies Treats® developed writable...


Aug 07, 2018, 08:08 ET60,000 Rubber Ducks Will Splash into the Chicago River August 9 for Special Olympics Illinois

60,000 rubber ducks will drop off the Wabash Bridge into the Chicago River at 1 p.m. August 9, 2018! The 13th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby to benefit...


Aug 06, 2018, 10:55 ETThe New Lands' End Universal Collection Ensures Every Kid Fits in

Lands' End designers have turned the company's most popular kids back-to-school styles into a wardrobe that assists students who have a disability....