People with Disabilities This category covers the latest news affecting people living with a disability, including peer and community support programs, and athletic and cultural opportunities, along with issues of medical assistance, treatment and care options. Find releases regarding accessibility legislation, disability rights, insurance and healthcare issues, special education, and the results of the latest research. Learn about fundraising efforts and events, as well as outreach and awareness initiatives.

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Jun 17, 2019, 13:00 ET HumanGood And Presby's Inspired Life Announce Affiliation

HumanGood, California's largest non-profit provider of senior housing and services, and Presby's Inspired Life (Presby), a regional leader of...


Jun 17, 2019, 09:54 ET Couple Aims to Break the Silence

Thane and Cynthia Murphy of Assuaged, Inc. are no strangers to physical and mental challenges. Thane, a Marine Corps veteran, has Post-Traumatic...


Jun 17, 2019, 08:25 ET MA Down Syndrome Community Awards 2019 Legislative Champions of the Year at 6th Annual Advocacy Day

Senator Joan B. Lovely and State Representative Pat Haddad were honored as Legislative Champions of the Year by the Down syndrome community in...


Jun 14, 2019, 14:00 ET PlaceWise Says Digital ADA Compliance is Good Business for the US Shopping Center Industry

With court rulings now extending ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility requirements to the digital space, savvy shopping center...


Jun 14, 2019, 12:56 ET PenFed President and CEO James Schenck Awarded for Dedicated Support of Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities by Canine Companions for Independence

James Schenck, President and CEO of PenFed Credit Union, was honored yesterday evening at Canine Companions for Independence's Hearts and Heroes Gala ...


Jun 14, 2019, 08:36 ET The Columbus Organization Appoints New Executive State Director in Kentucky

The Columbus Organization, a leading provider of case management services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, today...


Jun 12, 2019, 17:38 ET Arlington Public Schools Selects AudioEye to Improve Website Accessibility

Arlington Public Schools is making its centralized district website, which includes all schools within the district, more accessible to individuals...


Jun 12, 2019, 12:09 ET Sodexo Named National Employer of the Year for Youth with Disabilities

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, was awarded today the National Employer of the Year ...


Jun 12, 2019, 10:15 ET United Spinal Association Launches Disability Etiquette Public Service Campaign to Promote Inclusion of Wheelchair Users in Society

United Spinal Association today announced the launch of a new public service campaign highlighting the organization's Disability Etiquette Booklet,...


Jun 12, 2019, 08:36 ET DCP Entertainment Launches Picked Last In Gym Class Video & Podcast Series

DCP Entertainment, a media production and distribution company, today announced the launch of Picked Last in Gym Class with host Lacey Henderson....


Jun 12, 2019, 07:40 ET Advocates for Inclusion, IRONMAN Competitors Release Captivating Memoir 'Beyond the Finish'

Kyle and Brent Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of the Kyle Pease...


Jun 12, 2019, 07:00 ET Higher Profile Needed for the Impact of Communication Disabilities on Inclusion and Participation

Millions of people across the world have a communication disability that significantly impacts their life, preventing them from participating in...


Jun 11, 2019, 15:30 ET 20th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port presented by Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market Foundation Raises $6.6 Million For People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

This year, over 2,000 people participated in the 20th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port presented by Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market...


Jun 11, 2019, 10:47 ET Q'STRAINT Announces The Acquisition Of Adapt Solutions

Q'STRAINT has announced the acquisition of Adapt Solutions, an industry leader in mobility equipment, specialized in vehicle accessibility. The...


Jun 11, 2019, 09:00 ET WellLife Network Named One of Forbes' 'America's Best Employers - 2019'

WellLifeNetwork, the Queens-based, New York health and human services non-profit, has been named in the inaugural Forbes list of America's Best-New...


Jun 11, 2019, 09:00 ET Hunter Street Invests with Leading Provider of Housing and Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Hunter Street Partners ("Hunter Street"), a Minneapolis-based alternative investment management firm, is pleased to announce it has partnered with...


Jun 11, 2019, 08:38 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Welcomes OptumServe as Presenting Sponsor of Annual Gala

Paralyzed Veterans of America announced today that OptumServe is the presenting sponsor of its 2019 PVA Gala. Formerly known as the Mission: ABLE...


Jun 10, 2019, 17:21 ET MTS Logistics, NYC-Based National Logistics Provider, Raises Over $50,000 for Autism Awareness with 9th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

MTS Logistics, a leading U.S. freight forwarder who last year was named one of the nation's top 10 shippers by volume at the Port of New Orleans,...


Jun 10, 2019, 12:38 ET Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Hold Webinar on ABLE Account

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) will be hosting a free webinar on ABLE accounts, as it pertains to...


Jun 10, 2019, 11:05 ET New federal research examines guardianships of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities, finds school-to-guardianship pipeline

In a recently released report, new federal research examining guardianships of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) finds...


Jun 07, 2019, 08:30 ET WellCare Donates $15,000 to Support the Family Café

Recognizing the importance of ensuring people with disabilities have access to the care and services they need to live better, healthier lives,...


Jun 06, 2019, 17:06 ET Summertime -- And the Scheduling is Easy at Fraser

During the school year, life is hectic for many Minnesota families. The kids have school, piano lessons, soccer, choir practice and swimming lessons. ...


Jun 06, 2019, 10:00 ET TCL North America Teams Up with Special Olympics Southern California

TCL®, one of the world's largest and best-selling consumer electronics brands, has announced its support of Special Olympics Southern California...


Jun 06, 2019, 08:00 ET Le-Vel Continues Race To Break Down Barriers

Le-Vel Brands, LLC, the world leader in human nutritional innovation, has kicked off a month-long promotion in which $5 from the sale of each pack of ...


Jun 05, 2019, 15:30 ET Dunkin'® and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Team Up To Support Special Olympics Georgia Athletes

For the 4th annual Cops on Donut Shops event, participating Dunkin'® stores have partnered with the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) to raise money...