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Illinois Fights Potential Hike in Funding for Disabilities Care

Illinois Fights Potential Hike in Funding for Disabilities Care

Advocates for people with disabilities living outside of institutions said Illinois is violating a federal consent decree by failing to provide required services due to insufficient funding.

Hillary Clinton, people with disabilities

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

"Together we will make our economy and our country more welcoming to people with disabilities because we all win when everyone gets to share in the American dream."

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Discrimination Against Autistic Employee at Amusement Park

29-year-old Chris Emery lost his job of 13 years after an updated “re-interview” process determined he was no longer fit to work at Pennsylvania's Dorney Park.

13-Year-Old Builds New, Efficient Braille Printer From Lego Set

What started as a science fair project turned into an innovative, low-cost way to give blind people access to Braille printers — and garnered the young entrepreneur an investment from Intel.

Cops Get Schooled on Intellectual Disabilities

A new training program in Maryland aims to teach police officers how to interact with citizens with intellectual disabilities.

United Airlines: No Fly Zone for People with Disabilities

The company has been fined for its failure to properly accommodate its passengers with disabilities, putting a spotlight on the struggles people with disabilities face while traveling.

Number of TV Characters with Disabilities Drops; Fewer Roles Go To Disabled Actors

Despite slight increases in the number of TV characters with disabilities, the percentage is down this year.