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Improving Health for Kids with Disabilities: 3 Healthy Recipes for ‘Unhealthy’ Meals Your Kids Will Love

Improving Health for Kids with Disabilities: 3 Healthy Recipes for ‘Unhealthy’ Meals Your Kids Will Love

  Childhood obesity is a growing issue in the United States, affecting around 1 in 5 kids between the ages of 6 and 19. In fact, the percentage of children with an above-average body mass index (BMI) has tripled since the 1970s. Of course, keeping children healthy is imperative – not just for their physical more…


Give Kids a Smile Day: Giving Millions of Children Access to Free Dental Healthcare

Give Kids a Smile Day: Giving Millions of Children Access to Free Dental Healthcare

Tomorrow, over 1,300 events are kicking off across the United States – with nearly 8,000 participating dentists – for 1 cause: to give underserved children a gift to smile about. Give Kids A Smile, a nationwide program launched by the American Dental Association (ADA), has given 5.5 million children access to free oral health care more…


Increasing Employment Rates for People with Disabilities Now a Priority for the Federal Government

Increasing Employment Rates for People with Disabilities Now a Priority for the Federal Government

  Here’s the sad truth: Employers of all kinds will avoid hiring people with disabilities for many reasons. Perhaps their premises aren’t accessible, for example, or the abilities required for a job are too specific. Perhaps they would rather not incur higher labor costs and possible lawsuits or, worse, worry that customers’ negative views of more…


Study: Family-Provided Healthcare for Children with Disabilities Has Significant Economic Cost

Study: Family-Provided Healthcare for Children with Disabilities Has Significant Economic Cost

  For many people with disabilities, the ability to earn a living is challenging. Disabilities can have physical and cognitive effects that act as barriers to social and working opportunities. That much is no secret; but recent research has shown a rippling effect of these financial burdens. Families of people with disabilities, too, can experience more…


Cerebral Palsy Foundation Now an Official Partner of ABC’s Hit TV Show ‘Speechless’

Cerebral Palsy Foundation Now an Official Partner of ABC’s Hit TV Show ‘Speechless’

  In today’s society, a key issue we continue to struggle with is breaking down disability barriers. Yet, we all have a part to play in challenging stereotypes and advocating equal rights for all. A recent television show has proved that there’s perhaps no better way to get people thinking about important social issues than more…


3 TV Shows Going Above and Beyond at Representing the Disability Community

3 TV Shows Going Above and Beyond at Representing the Disability Community

  Media and entertainment is one of the most scrutinized industries in the United States, but for good reason. In the past – and even now – numerous issues have risen to challenge how films, advertising, live entertainment, the press, and broadcast television discriminate against certain minority groups. This media misrepresentation disturbs ideals about everything more…


How to Ensure You’re Buying the Right Gifts for Children with Special Needs This Holiday Season

How to Ensure You’re Buying the Right Gifts for Children with Special Needs This Holiday Season

However many ways there are to celebrate the holidays this winter, gift-giving is a traditional part of the season for most. The holidays are an opportunity to spoil loved ones young and old. But indulging children’s particular enthusiasm for gifts can mean getting carried away with the latest toys, clothes, and electronics. Yet, do you more…


United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Here’s What’s Happening this Year

United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Here’s What’s Happening this Year

Many of the men, women, and children who live with disabilities face a number of obstacles in life without having to face prejudice, too. Many still wrongly believe that able-bodied people are the “norm,” while those with disabilities are not. Unfortunately, disabled men, women, and children often lack the support or guidance to defend themselves more…


Study: Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy Can Benefit from More Eye Examinations

Study: Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy Can Benefit from More Eye Examinations

Eye and vision disorders are not uncommon in the U.S.: complaints of eye problems constitute 2 to 3 percent of all primary care and emergency visits to the doctor. Regular checkups and timely responses to eye problems are extremely important. Fortunately, in many cases, issues can be promptly corrected with eye exercises, surgery, or prescription more…