Category Special Needs and Disabilities

Former Professional Dancer Diagnosed With Parkinson's Finds Success on World Stage
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Former Professional Dancer Diagnosed With Parkinson's Finds Success on World Stage

Pamela Quinn choreographed an emotional performance of 50 people with Parkinson's from all over the world at the World Parkinson's Congress

University of Kansas Edwards Campus Adds American Sign Language (ASL) Bachelor's Degrees
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University of Kansas Edwards Campus Adds American Sign Language (ASL) Bachelor's Degrees

KU collaborates with Johnson County Community College to start one of the few ASL bachelor's degree programs in the country at KU Edwards Campus beginning fall 2019

Destiny Community Center Launches Special Needs Program
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Destiny Community Center Launches Special Needs Program

Destiny recently launched a new initiative, aimed at providing assistance to the over 25,000 disabled populous in Placer County.

Two Austin Moms Start Channel for Special Needs Parents to Spread Awareness and Humor
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Two Austin Moms Start Channel for Special Needs Parents to Spread Awareness and Humor

Special With a Side of Mom, a video blog dedicated to spreading awareness about children with severe disabilities like Autism and Cerebral Palsy, launches out of Austin, Texas.

RespectAbility Presents Report: Best and Worst States on Jobs for People With Disabilities
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RespectAbility Presents Report: Best and Worst States on Jobs for People With Disabilities

Job Growth Slows for People with Disabilities

Elevating Innovation: Elevator World Awards Project of the Year to Hill Hiker, Inc.
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Elevating Innovation: Elevator World Awards Project of the Year to Hill Hiker, Inc.

Bringing ADA accessibility to one of Maryland's most beautiful parks with custom inclined elevator system.

RespectAbility Launches Disability Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City
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RespectAbility Launches Disability Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City

Empowerment project for women and girls with disabilities and their allies features distinguished author Donna Walton, Ed.D.

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018
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Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

Information for Voters With Disabilities and Their Loved Ones

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Prioritize Jobs for People With Disabilities
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Democrats and Republicans Agree: Prioritize Jobs for People With Disabilities

33 Governors & Pres. Trump Make Commitments on Jobs for People with Disabilities, Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Becoming ZebraStrong: Ehlers-Danlos Society Launches International Patient Empowerment and EDS Awareness Tour
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Becoming ZebraStrong: Ehlers-Danlos Society Launches International Patient Empowerment and EDS Awareness Tour

Patient Advocate and International Executive Director Lara Bloom to screen inspiring documentary, "Issues with my Tissues," to empower patients, families, and raise awareness for EDS and associated disorders

Disabilities Affect 74 Percent of Likely Voters
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Disabilities Affect 74 Percent of Likely Voters

As National Disability Employment Awareness Month Begins, A Wake-Up Call to Candidates

Groundbreaking Resource Unveiled for Latinx With Disabilities
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Groundbreaking Resource Unveiled for Latinx With Disabilities

Free downloadable toolkit available as a resource guide for Latina mothers and other caregivers of school-age children with disabilities

Rangam Hosts Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Vocational Skills Training and Disability Inclusion in India
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Rangam Hosts Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Vocational Skills Training and Disability Inclusion in India

Rangam hosts a roundtable to discuss the challenges facing the disability community in India, as well as identify solutions through collaboration with partners in the US who specialize in vocational skills development and employability programs.

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Kyle Pease Foundation's Founders to Compete as This Year's Only Duo in the IRONMAN World Championship

Brothers, Kyle and Brent Pease, seek to be Second Ever Duo-Wheelchair Assist Team to Finish 140.6-Mile Race

Youth With Disabilities Help Homeless, Seniors, Hungry and Local Parks
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Youth With Disabilities Help Homeless, Seniors, Hungry and Local Parks

"Summer of Service" is a summer day camp filled with community service opportunities for students with all abilities. It is a partnership between the Edlavitch DCJCC, which has more than 25 years of proven leadership in providing safe, outstanding volunteer service opportunities, and RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.

Rangam's Offshore Skills Training Center for Children and Young Adults With Special Needs Celebrates First Anniversary
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Rangam's Offshore Skills Training Center for Children and Young Adults With Special Needs Celebrates First Anniversary

Their little eyes sparkled with joy as they received beautiful images that captured moments from their learning activities and interactions with special educators. For Dhyan, Rushel, Ragini, Esha, Siddharth and their friends, it was a day to celebrate a year of their small but significant achievements as individuals with unique skills and amazing abilities.

Third Annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award Will Be Presented to 'Disability Emissary' Neal Katz at Autism Society of America National Conference July 10-12
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Third Annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award Will Be Presented to 'Disability Emissary' Neal Katz at Autism Society of America National Conference July 10-12

ASA Conference to Host Breakout Session on Employment of Autistic Adults Sponsored by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

Cote Foundation Begins Live 'Rest in Christ' Bible Study Series
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Cote Foundation Begins Live 'Rest in Christ' Bible Study Series

Along with bringing clean white socks and food to the homeless, Cote Foundation will now nurture via online ministry.

7-Year-Old Boy From Santa Rosa, California, Receives Highly Trained Diabetic Alert Service Dog
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7-Year-Old Boy From Santa Rosa, California, Receives Highly Trained Diabetic Alert Service Dog

A 7-year-old boy named Casey in Santa Rosa, California received a very special delivery of a Diabetic Alert Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.

Groundbreaking PSA's Urge Philanthropists to Live Up to Their Values on Diversity, Equity, Access, and Equality
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Groundbreaking PSA's Urge Philanthropists to Live Up to Their Values on Diversity, Equity, Access, and Equality

Ads Feature a Diverse Group of People with Disabilities.

Disability Group Inks Deal With Hollywood Heavyweight
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Disability Group Inks Deal With Hollywood Heavyweight

RespectAbility and Norman Lear Center Unite to Help Hollywood Include People with Disabilities

Local Leaders and Families Are Gearing Up for a "Roaring Good Time" to Empower and Include San Diego's Autism Community
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Local Leaders and Families Are Gearing Up for a "Roaring Good Time" to Empower and Include San Diego's Autism Community

Include Autism's Gatsby Gala will raise crucial funds for local San Diego nonprofit's programs.

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?
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Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, VillaKey launches its vacation rental website for families traveling with children who have autism.

Diabetic Alert Service Dog Will Help 12-Year-Old Girl Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Diabetic Alert Service Dog Will Help 12-Year-Old Girl Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers a highly trained Diabetic Alert Service Dog to a 12-Year-Old girl in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

Lifesaving Seizure Response Service Dog Delivered to 32-Year-Old Man in Newark, Delaware
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Lifesaving Seizure Response Service Dog Delivered to 32-Year-Old Man in Newark, Delaware

32-year-old from Newark, Delaware receives highly trained Seizure Response Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.

America's Warrior Partnership Launches Four Star Alliance
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America's Warrior Partnership Launches Four Star Alliance

Program supports veteran-serving organizations with network centered on adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation, and health & wellness rehab

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Actor/Model and Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco Joins in Launch of Historic "Hollywood Toolkit" to Help Industry Achieve Goals of Equitable Hiring & Authentic Representation of Disabilities #InclusionRider

Important March 20 breakfast discussion will focus on the path to inclusion in Hollywood for people with disabilities

Introducing Hands-Free Fidgeting: Aloha Feet
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Introducing Hands-Free Fidgeting: Aloha Feet

Aloha Feet is a new sensory tool for feet

Medbridge Offers Non-Emergency Medical Transport in Houston
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Medbridge Offers Non-Emergency Medical Transport in Houston

Wheelchair Transportation, Specialty, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation in Harris County, Texas.

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Offers a Lifetime Training Guarantee
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Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Offers a Lifetime Training Guarantee

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers offers a Lifetime Training Guarantee for their clients and service dogs to return to their facilities for retraining.

A Fidget for Your ... Feet?
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A Fidget for Your ... Feet?

Aloha Feet pays attention to your feet for a change

Highly Trained Autism Service Dog to Assist 11-Year-Old Child in Livingston, New Jersey
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Highly Trained Autism Service Dog to Assist 11-Year-Old Child in Livingston, New Jersey

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers a custom trained Autism Service Dog to eleven-year-old Aiden in Livingston, New Jersey.

Does Brain Training Work for ADHD? LearningRx Parents Review Real-Life Changes
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Does Brain Training Work for ADHD? LearningRx Parents Review Real-Life Changes

LearningRx Shares Reported Improvements and Test Results After Brain Training