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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Sep 18, 2019, 16:12 ET Telligen Selected as Assessment Vendor in Virginia

Telligen has been selected to partner with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to perform Support Intensity...


Sep 18, 2019, 12:07 ET Nonprofit helps people with developmental disabilities express themselves through art

SuiteConnect -- Creativity Explored, a nonprofit art center in San Francisco, is using Oracle NetSuite to support its mission to provide artists with ...


Sep 17, 2019, 14:37 ET Take a Stand Against Service Dog Fraud During National Service Dog Month

Imagine having the independence and peace of mind to venture out into public for the very first time, thanks to a task-trained service dog. Every...


Sep 17, 2019, 10:00 ET Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation appoints Ethan Perlstein, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today the appointment of Ethan O. Perlstein, Ph.D., as the Reeve Foundation's first Chief...


Sep 17, 2019, 09:00 ET To Make Recovery Fun, Wholesale For Everyone Will Provide Bandanas for The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Sept. 21 Wheelchair Games

Once again, Wholesale For Everyone will provide bandanas for the 80-plus athletes expected to compete at this year's 40th annual Wheelchair Games on...


Sep 17, 2019, 08:47 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces U.S. Senator Duckworth as Recipient of 2019 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award

Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced it will honor Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois with the 2019 Gordon H. Mansfield...


Sep 17, 2019, 08:00 ET Humana Collaborates with Seniorlink on Virtual Care Team Pilot

Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce a Virtual Care Team pilot with leading health and well-being ...


Sep 16, 2019, 06:00 ET PenFed's Canine Companions Puppy Helps Throw First Pitch Celebrating 'PenFed Day' at Nationals Park

PenFed Credit Union celebrated PenFed Day at Nationals Park with on-field activities highlighting its partnership with Canine Companions for...


Sep 13, 2019, 08:33 ET Unique Charity Golf Open to Raise Funds for Veterans' Employment Program

WHAT: Disabled veterans will play alongside business leaders, military and government officials, and more at the 12th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf...


Sep 12, 2019, 14:00 ET Brooks Rehabilitation Awarded Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation 'Quality of Life' Grant

Brooks Rehabilitation, announces its selection as a recipient of Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center Expanded...


Sep 12, 2019, 12:45 ET United Spinal's 7th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting: Building Strong National Support For People With Spinal Cord Injuries And Disorders

United Spinal Association will gather over 50 affiliated chapter leaders in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 3-5 for its 7th Annual Chapter Leadership...


Sep 12, 2019, 08:36 ET The Columbus Organization Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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


Sep 11, 2019, 14:41 ET Dr. Temple Grandin Urges Employers to Hire Workers with Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Temple Grandin urged Colorado business leaders Monday to reach deep and develop new, innovative ways to employ people with developmental...


Sep 11, 2019, 13:31 ET Abilities Expo--Boston's largest event for the disability community--coming September 13-15

People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo on September 13-15...


Sep 11, 2019, 07:56 ET Sterling Releases "Adaptive," a Documentary About the First All-Adaptive Attempt to Climb the Remote Lotus Flower Tower in Canada's Cirque of the Unclimbables

Sterling, a rope and life-safety equipment company, today announced the release of its first documentary, "Adaptive," directed by Taylor Zann of...


Sep 10, 2019, 19:46 ET Movie Industry Increases Prejudice Against People With Disabilities

Unlike in television, where disability representation has gone up in recent years, the percentage of characters with disabilities in the top 1,200...


Sep 10, 2019, 16:13 ET Developmental Disability Providers in California Use Therap for Seamless Electronic Documentation

Therap is being used by a growing number of regional centers in California to submit Special Incident Reports (SIR) through its incident management...


Sep 10, 2019, 12:42 ET Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant Cycle Now Open

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis announces...


Sep 10, 2019, 10:50 ET New Mobility Magazine Identifies 17 Big Ideas That Could Change The World For Wheelchair Users

What are the big issues affecting wheelchair users today? What will the solutions of tomorrow be? These are the questions tackled by United Spinal...


Sep 10, 2019, 10:49 ET Koinonia Celebrates Direct Support Professionals with Appreciation Event

As part of a nationwide movement to recognize the impact of direct service support professionals (DSPs), Koinonia will host a local appreciation...


Sep 09, 2019, 17:34 ET NCD remembers former NCD Chairperson Marca Bristo - first NCD chair to have a disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) remembers former NCD Chairperson Marca Bristo, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, at the age of 66. Bristo,...


Sep 09, 2019, 14:17 ET Bruce A. Sagan, Esq. is being recognized by Continental Who's Who

Bruce A. Sagan, Esq. is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Attorney at the Law Offices of Bruce Adam Sagan, a Social Security...


Sep 05, 2019, 10:00 ET When a Social Security Case is Won, Then What? Disability Planners Has Answers

Many people don't realize the time, money and energy it takes to finally receive that Notice of Award letter declaring a disability. At times, it can ...


Sep 05, 2019, 08:00 ET Shikira Wallace Named New Program Development Manager for Structured Family Caregiving in Georgia

Seniorlink, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Shikira Wallace, RN, as the new Program Development Manager of its Structured Family...


Sep 05, 2019, 07:00 ET Vispero Welcomes a New Addition: JAWS Kiosk

Vispero™, the world's leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS ...