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2018 Birth Defects Prevention Month Highlights Infections, Maternal Health, and the Lifelong Impact on Children

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a nationwide campaign for awareness of infant health and people living with earth-shattering birth defects and birth injuries. Many Americans remain unaware that some birth defects and birth injuries can be prevented. So every year, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) invites us to think about what more…


This Holiday, Give the Gift of Independence to Kids with Disabilities

For some kids with cerebral palsy, a birth injury caused by medical error, everyday activities such as eating, walking, bathing, and writing may pose a challenge. These children may need assistance from parents, siblings, friends, or aides to do certain tasks, depending on how cerebral palsy affects their motor control. Yet there is a wide more…


People with Disabilities Face Cuts to Services under Both Republican Tax Plans

The 2 republican tax bills have moved through Congress at warp-speed, so it’s been difficult to keep track of how each tax bill would affect Americans in general, and those with disabilities in particular. When Congress passes this kind of legislation, by law the new legislation is not allowed to add to the national debt. more…


Study Finds Characters with Disabilities Featured More Often on Primetime TV

According to a recent study, there are more characters with disabilities on primetime television shows than ever before. In this primetime lineup, 16 characters with disabilities are featured as regulars. The study was compiled by GLAAD, an organization that advocates for LGBTQ individuals in the media, but the report examined representations of many minority groups more…


Tommy Hilfiger and Target Release New Clothing Lines for People with Disabilities

Last week, not 1 but 2 major clothing brands launched new adaptive clothing collections. Cat & Jack (Target’s house brand) and Tommy Hilfiger, already known for their disability-friendly offerings, have significantly expanded existing clothing lines to support the needs of more individuals. Designers at both brands worked directly with people with disabilities to understand and more…