Disability News & Views

It gets harder to keep on top of the latest disability news as the number of disabled people continues to climb, and more and more organizations are stepping up to provide service to this community. We're working on making things easier for you. For starters, we've set up an automatic news update system for you here, that will regularly update with the latest information.

Disability News & Views

But, not only do we provide the latest disability information - we review it and provide commentary to help you make sense of what you read.

We also make it easy for you to contribute news that you've come across concerning disabilities as well.

And to make it even easier for you, we've categorized some of the key topics, so that you can find news updates directly related to popular topics - like disability research.

Autism Research News ~ Cerebral Palsy Research 
Down Syndrome Research

If you have news that you'd like to share, just look below the "Latest News" section and you'll see a news input form that you can use to send us your news information. Just below that you'll see a list on contributions provided by other visitors, as well as key stories that we've chosen to highlight for you. In order to get more details and comment on any of those items, just click on the title.

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We'll add any news you let us know about and also provide a spot for other visitors to comment on it as well.

Disability News Highlights & Contributions

Click below to see news highlights, commentary and contributions from other visitors to this page...

Disabled Woman Facing Homelessness  
I have been documenting my experience as a 52 year old Slidell, Louisiana woman who is disabled and trying to acquire assistance with housing programs …

Being paid to be a special needs parent 
I was recently struck by an ad for foster parent to provide therapeutic care for special needs children. Here is exactly what I read: "PARENTS NEEDED" …

Turning the Manifestation of Physical Disability Into Beautiful Music Not rated yet
Catherine Branch’s newest CD, “Music of Difference”, hopes to start conversations about disability in America, as well as increase awareness of the countless …

Special Education Laws and Advocacy Training Not rated yet
If there is one area where there is a huge need, it is in understanding Special Education Laws. Its a field that is complex to begin with, and it …

How to use an iPad as an augmentative communication device Not rated yet
Well... it's here. The ability to use an iPad as an augmentative communication device! The new Blue2 Switch allows for Bluetooth enabled wireless switch …

Mobile phones are now available for the hearing impaired Not rated yet
In recent months new mobile phone models have been introduced which target those with a hearing disability. Because hearing disability varies from mild …

Disabililty rights under siege
in the US
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I received an urgent plea today about proposed changes that would affect Americans with disabilities: ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! The Disability Rights Education …

Disabled targeted in email scams Not rated yet
In a new twist on nasty behavior, scammers are actively trying to trick the disabled and other supporters of the disabled community. Unlike spam, …

An Autistic girl shares what's goes on inside Not rated yet
It's one of those stories that can grab your attention for a long time. An autistic girl called Carly, learns how to use a computer to speak …

Google helps visually impaired with public transit Not rated yet
Good news from the folks at google! They are actively working on ways to make planning your local travel by public transit easier - even for those who …

A blind designer leads the sighted Not rated yet
It's true! If the blind ever needed a public icon to show off talent, here it is. It turns out that Eric Brun-Sanglard, is an interior designer who now …

Deaf need support in hospitals Not rated yet
A short while ago, I had to bring in my son to the emergency room at our local hospital. Luckily, most of the intense part of the issue had passed for …

Australia learns of possible treatment for cerebral palsy Not rated yet
August 2006 celebrated National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week in Australia, and opportunities abounded to educate ourselves about cerebral palsy. One …

Learning from Hurricane Katrina Not rated yet
It's over 2 year now and the recovery and healing continues. When Hurricane Katrina ripped into the southern US August 2005, it highlighted a number …

Can Interactive TV help kids with special needs? Not rated yet
There's a city in Texas that is going to be experimenting with interactive TV to help schools deal with special need kids. If all goes according to …

The UN steps up to the plate to promote the rights of people with disabilities Not rated yet
The reputation of the United Nations has taken a beat of a beating of late, but hopefully here's one initiative that people can rally around. At long …

Start your own foundation to meet your special needs? Not rated yet
If someone in your family has a disability, then you already know that the extra financial burden can be quite overwhelming. If you have a special need …

Disabililty News in Home Design: In-Home Elevators the New Trend Not rated yet
They say that there is safety in numbers. Well, since the number of people with disabilities is ever growing, the building industry is finally beginning …

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