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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…


Olympian Michael Phelps Inspires a Young Athlete with Cerebral Palsy to Compete in an International Triathlon

Olympian Michael Phelps Inspires a Young Athlete with Cerebral Palsy to Compete in an International Triathlon

  There’s something truly special about the relationship between professional athletes and their fans. Sport, and all the commitment, excitement, and team spirit that comes with it, has the power to change lives. Sporting heroes’ success can fuel young athletes enough to achieve their own dreams of competing. But this isn’t your average story about more…


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…