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Students with Disabilities Fight for Services in Nation’s Largest School District

Students with Disabilities Fight for Services in Nation’s Largest School District

  Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy have the right to receive special educational services at school. These services range from tutoring to speech and occupational therapy, and enable students with disabilities to develop to their full academic potential. This is why it’s more…


Morgan’s Wonderland Opens World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park

Morgan’s Wonderland Opens World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park

  Picture a hot summer’s day, complete with cloudless sky and gentle breeze. Though nothing takes the edge off like a dip in the pool, your family decides to look for a little more excitement in 1 of the nation’s best water parks. Then, imagine your child’s eagerness to explore all the record-breaking rides turning more…


Exercise More Important Than Ever for Children with Cerebral Palsy – Here’s How to Make It Routine

Exercise More Important Than Ever for Children with Cerebral Palsy – Here’s How to Make It Routine

  For a long time, studies have shown that people with cerebral palsy have up to 73 percent lower exercise capacity than the able-bodied. After all, cerebral palsy – a motor-function disability caused by birth injury – has the potential to cause complex muscular weakness, spasticity, and other motor skill impairments that make leading an more…


For Kids with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment May Be the Way Forward

For Kids with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment May Be the Way Forward

  Cerebral palsy can have a variety of severities and symptoms, many of them related to movement. Children with cerebral palsy, which develops from birth injury, often grow up experiencing spasticity (involuntary movement from stiffness of muscles), muscle weakness, and limited range of motion, the severity of which are measured using the Gross Motor Functional more…


6 Activities for High School Kids with Cerebral Palsy, Encouraging Participation and Motor Skill Development

6 Activities for High School Kids with Cerebral Palsy, Encouraging Participation and Motor Skill Development

With even warmer weather just around the corner, children are getting ready for a summer filled with adventure. This brings parents of children with disabilities to question: Is there fun to be had for my child, too? Can extracurricular activities be life-enhancing even for children with severe birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy more…


Oregon State’s ‘Go Baby Go’ Mobility Program Designs Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

Oregon State’s ‘Go Baby Go’ Mobility Program Designs Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

  Toys and play provide enormous benefits to children’s development and well-being, allowing them to explore their creativity, relationships with others, dexterity, and physical or cognitive strength. Play is so important to healthy child development, in fact, that it is recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as the birthright of every more…


Kids with Disabilities Shine as Superheroes on ‘Team Supreme’

Kids with Disabilities Shine as Superheroes on ‘Team Supreme’

  There’s a new gang coming to town: Team Supreme. While this cartoon series is still being developed by artist Joshua Leonard, its potential star power is clear. The show focuses on a group of kids who are superheroes with disabilities. And they’re not just a bunch of quiet, little Tiny Tims. These super kids more…


Disabled Community Faces Major Crisis with Severe Shortage of Direct Care Workers

Disabled Community Faces Major Crisis with Severe Shortage of Direct Care Workers

  It’s hard to swallow, but, unfortunately, it’s nothing new: The industries for direct care workers and home health aides have been notoriously bad to their hardworking employees seemingly forever. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), workers in this field can typically expect to earn between $10 and $11 per hour, or more…


New Report Paints Disturbing Picture of Housing Discrimination in the U.S.

New Report Paints Disturbing Picture of Housing Discrimination in the U.S.

  People with disabilities have long been known to have trouble finding a suitable place to call home. More than the other 81 percent of the American population, they face any number of financial, accessibility, and social barriers involved with securing the housing of their choice. This reality is supported by a new fair housing more…