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12 Scholarships Providing Accessible Education to Students with Disabilities

12 Scholarships Providing Accessible Education to Students with Disabilities

  Students with disabilities who are considering college opportunities may face a number of challenges. Barriers to education vary from person to person, of course – but can include anything from physical inaccessibility to negative attitudes toward disability issues. Fortunately for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, schools are now required to accommodate the more…


National Brain Injury Awareness Month: Providing a Better System of Care for Brain Injuries

National Brain Injury Awareness Month: Providing a Better System of Care for Brain Injuries

  As winter begins to draw to a close, many parts of the western world will be celebrating March as the eve of warmer weather. But this month also marks an important time for the United States: National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Led by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), the country’s first and more…


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website Disappears as Betsy DeVos Takes Office

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Act Website Disappears as Betsy DeVos Takes Office

  Earlier this month, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s new Secretary of Education. And among all the controversies surrounding this appointment, changes are already beginning to happen. Just before Betsy DeVos was finally confirmed as Education Secretary, the U.S. Department of Education made amendments to its website: specifically, to the web page more…


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…