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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09:00 ET Guardian Life H-O-R-S-E Game at Madison Square Garden with Alonzo Mourning Demonstrated that Disability is Not Inability

Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and wheelchair basketball star and CUNY student-athlete Chris Saint-Remy battled it out in an impressive display of...


Nov 21, 2019, 17:35 ET The Courage to Go Forward Gala Honoring Achilles Athletes, Families and Volunteers Sets Fundraising Record

The 2019 Annual Achilles International Gala, named The Courage to Go Forward, raised more than $1.7 million in a single evening, making it the...


Nov 21, 2019, 09:00 ET Celebrating "Different Is Normal" is Quickly Becoming the Mantra of the Holiday Season

How a little plush Reindeer and its story is inspiring the country to start a new Christmas tradition LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Ready ...


Nov 21, 2019, 08:31 ET National Disability Institute and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® Launch Financial Inclusion Essentials

National Disability Institute (NDI) and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) today announced the launch of...


Nov 20, 2019, 15:00 ET Report Finds Adults With Disabilities Remain Outside The Economic Mainstream

Today, National Disability Institute (NDI) released the new report, Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from ...


Nov 20, 2019, 09:00 ET National Industries for the Blind Receives Prestigious Award for Its Support of Veterans

National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation's largest employment resource for people who are blind, received the 2019 Excellence in...


Nov 19, 2019, 15:30 ET Best Buddies International To Host Its Best Buddies Challenge: Miami And 23rd Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala Benefiting Individuals With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment,...


Nov 19, 2019, 11:00 ET Braille Institute To Open Coachella Valley Neighborhood Center

Braille Institute of America (BIA) is pleased to announce the opening of its third neighborhood center located in Palm Desert at the El Paseo Plaza....


Nov 18, 2019, 11:54 ET Brain Balance of Southlake, Mansfield and Katy are Now Board-Certified Cognitive Center

Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Southlake, Mansfield and Katy, Texas announced today they have all earned the designation of Board-Certified...


Nov 18, 2019, 08:00 ET Just Like Me - Natalie Gonchar's book Improves Diversity in Children's Media

"It is not a secret that young kids are very impressionable, and what they see on children's media will most likely make a big impact on how they...


Nov 16, 2019, 15:18 ET Los galardonados de la conferencia Disability Matters Europe 2019

Springboard Consulting, LLC® se complace en anunciar los galardonados de Disability Matters Europe 2019. Los ganadores son los siguientes en las...


Nov 16, 2019, 15:14 ET Conférence Disability Matters Europe 2019 : Les lauréats

Springboard Consulting, LLC® se réjouit d'annoncer les récipiendaires de 2019 Disability Matters Europe. Les lauréats sont les suivants, dans les...


Nov 16, 2019, 14:50 ET Disability Matters Europakonferenz 2019: Bekanntgabe der Awards-Preisträger

Springboard Consulting, LLC® freut sich, die Disability Matters Europe-Preisträger des Jahres 2019 bekannt geben zu können. Die Gewinner der...


Nov 15, 2019, 16:28 ET Knights of Columbus Recognized for Work on Behalf of Persons with Disabilities

The Knights of Columbus has been recognized for its commitment to persons with disabilities by the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)....


Nov 15, 2019, 06:00 ET ACCSES Participates in Panel at U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing on Special Minimum Wage

Kate McSweeny, Vice President Government Affairs and General Counsel, ACCSES, will represent ACCSES members at today's U.S. Commission on Civil...


Nov 14, 2019, 15:56 ET Becoming Independent Opens December 5 In San Rafael, Expands Service To Marin County

Becoming Independent (BI), the Sonoma County based non-profit social impact organization that supports adults with intellectual and developmental...


Nov 14, 2019, 15:25 ET Recycling Avenue Named a Mutual of America 2019 Community Partnership Award Winner

Mutual of America announced today that Recycling Avenue was named a Merit Finalist award recipient of its 2019 Community Partnership Award...


Nov 14, 2019, 07:45 ET Air travel poses challenges for people with disabilities, organization leading the fight for change asks the public to help

Paralyzed Veterans of America is alerting the public to the challenges people with disabilities commonly face during air travel and asking for...


Nov 13, 2019, 18:08 ET SoCalGas and LADWP Mark Completion of Million-Dollar Energy Efficiency Project at Angelus Plaza, Largest HUD Project in the Western U.S.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today joined the Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), a non-profit, affordable housing provider, and the Los...


Nov 12, 2019, 16:25 ET Developmental Disability Software Introduces Enhancement to Personal Finance Module

Therap electronic documentation software's Personal Finance module has undergone enhancement to its interface with additional options for agencies...


Nov 12, 2019, 08:00 ET NuEyes Technologies Inc. Granted Key Augmented Reality Patent for Vision

NuEyes, a pioneer in the field of low-vision technology, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent...


Nov 11, 2019, 17:13 ET SoCalGas Donates $12,000 to Support California State University-Northridge Veterans and Students with Disabilities

In honor of Veteran's Day, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) today announced it has donated $12,000 to California State University,...


Nov 11, 2019, 14:00 ET Melmark President & CEO Among Top 100 Business Leaders

Rita M. Gardner, President and CEO of Melmark, Inc. has just been named #37 on The Commonwealth Institute's (TCI) list of the Top 100 Women-Led...


Nov 11, 2019, 12:19 ET Luxer One Announces its "Locker Accessibility Initiative" at 2019 NMHC OPTECH Conference & Expo

Luxer One, the global locker technology leader with over 2.5 million locker deliveries per month, is announcing a comprehensive initiative designed...


Nov 07, 2019, 18:34 ET Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) Hosted First Inclusivity-focused Emergency Preparedness Academy

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) partnered with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, California State Council on Developmental...