Disability News

Access news about companies, products and services targeting people with disabilities and special needs. Find out about events, programs, websites, public policy and issues in the news affecting those with disabilities.

Sandstone Care Extends Critical Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment for Teens and Young Adults in Illinois

Sandstone Care Extends Critical Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment for Teens and Young Adults in Illinois

Sandstone Care, a national teen and young adult addiction treatment and mental health organization, addresses the growing need for local teen and young adult substance use and mental health treatment by opening two new outpatient facilities in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The first of its kind in... - August 09, 2022 - Sandstone Care

New Research: 50% of Kenosha’s People with Disabilities Are Living in Financial Hardship

The number of people with disabilities in Kenosha County who struggle to afford the basics is far higher than federal poverty indicates — 50% compared to 17% — according to a new report from United Way of Kenosha County and its research partner United For ALICE. This data coincides with... - August 01, 2022 - United Way of Kenosha County

Veteran's Son with TBI Featured in SHIFT Magazine After Writing Children's Book

Veteran's Son with TBI Featured in SHIFT Magazine After Writing Children's Book

Veteran's Son Writes Children's Book After Auto Accident. - July 04, 2022 - Shift Magazine

Chocolate Gift Box of Treats for Every Occasion

Chocolate Gift Box of Treats for Every Occasion

The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy, a retail and wholesale operation that trains and employs individuals with special needs, has just launched a new line of chocolate gift boxes, Gift Box of Treats for Every Occasion. These Gift Boxes include Chocolate Treats: Fudge, decorated chocolate bars, truffles, molded chocolates, chocolate covered Oreos and chocolate covered pretzel rods. These items are presented in a smart and sturdy thematically-colored gift box with a colorful label. - June 10, 2022 - The Chocolate Spectrum

Visional Supports Immersive Activation at 2022 Special Olympics Games

Visional Supports Immersive Activation at 2022 Special Olympics Games

To project manage one of the largest activations ever produced on the ESPN’s Wide World of Sports campus, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games organizers turned to Visional, a multidisciplinary experience focused creative production agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. Visional is serving as the... - June 07, 2022 - Visional

The PAWS NY 2022 Annual Spring Benefit Raises $60,500 with Support from Community and Dedicated Volunteers

130 People Came Together at the Monarch Rooftop to Raise Funds and Awareness for People and Pets in Need. - May 26, 2022 - PAWS NY

Switzer Learning Center Students Participate in Annual Special Olympics Day Activities

Switzer Learning Center Students Participate in Annual Special Olympics Day Activities

Students of all learning abilities participate in a one-day Special Olympics event held in Torrance, CA. - May 20, 2022 - Switzer Learning Center

Tampa Crossroads Earns Esteemed CARF Accreditation

Tampa Crossroads Earns Esteemed CARF Accreditation

Tampa Crossroads has been awarded a three-year CARF Accreditation, the highest possible level of accreditation. Tampa Crossroads is accredited in six different areas related to behavioral health, employment, and homelessness and is one of only a select handful of organizations in Florida to have... - May 14, 2022 - Tampa Crossroads

North Texas Siblings Donate Communication Board to Their First School

North Texas Siblings Donate Communication Board to Their First School

Three Rowlett residents, a mom and her two kids, are breaking communication barriers for children in their hometown. Two of the youngest donors previously attended the preschool program for children with disabilities at that school: Victor and Alice. Their mother, Barbara Fernandes, a speech-language pathologist and founder of a special education technology company, designed the picture symbols and the communication board itself. - May 13, 2022 - Smarty Symbols

The Power of Partnership: TPT Hub Selected as Supporter of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and National Games 2022

Wiz-Team and TPT Hub, together with their partner, Iventis, will provide a highly innovative and fully integrated set of software tools that will help manage and deliver the logistical journey of over 15,000 participants at the World Games from touch-down to take-off. - May 12, 2022 - TPT Hub

Residence Inn by Marriott in Cambridge, Massachusetts Reveals Sensory Suites

Residence Inn by Marriott in Cambridge, Massachusetts Reveals Sensory Suites

Renovation Includes Brand-New Suites for an Autism-Friendly Stay - May 06, 2022 - Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge

MIND 24-7 Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

MIND 24-7 Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

With three locations open around the clock, MIND 24-7 is moving from awareness to action for individuals and their families seeking immediate access to care. - May 03, 2022 - MIND 24-7

“Fight ALS Film Fest” Aims to Shine a Spotlight on the World of ALS

Films explore universal themes of life-changing diseases through examination of ALS. Films and dialogue aim to improve understanding, uplift those affected, and expand the community. - April 25, 2022 - ALS Therapy Development Institute

Governor Doug Ducey Signs SB1162 Into Law Helping Arizonans with Chronic Intractable Pain Get the Treatment They Need

Governor Doug Ducey Signs SB1162 Into Law Helping Arizonans with Chronic Intractable Pain Get the Treatment They Need

Senator Nancy Barto introduced Arizona SB1162 in January 2022. This new law will give protections to chronic intractable pain patients in Arizona. This amendment to ARS Section 32-3248.01, will improve access to care, give physicians the ability to treat their patients as medically appropriate, and confirm that providers and their state governing boards have oversight on the proper treatment for these patients. - April 15, 2022 - International Pain Foundation

Kathy Harmon-Luber Publishes Nonfiction Book, "Suffering to Thriving: Your Toolkit for Navigating Your Healing Journey"

Kathy Harmon-Luber Publishes Nonfiction Book, "Suffering to Thriving: Your Toolkit for Navigating Your Healing Journey"

Kathy Harmon-Luber, award-winning poet, writer, photographer, and musician, suffered a debilitating and inoperable spinal disc rupture (the fourth one) in 2016, which left her bed-ridden for five years. Her book, “Suffering to Thriving” provides an essential Toolkit of practical wisdom to help others find their compass and chart a course for navigating illness, injury, and loss – to learn how to not only cope, but to become more resilient, and thrive. - April 12, 2022 - Kathy Harmon-Luber

Wheelchair Basketball Players Take to the Court at Husson University

Husson University’s Organization of Physical Therapy Students (OPTS) are hosting the 22nd Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at Newman Gymnasium at 1 College Circle in Bangor, Maine on 3/20/2022 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Any Husson student, faculty member, staff member or graduate is welcome to put together a five-person team and participate. Wheelchair basketball provides physical therapy and occupational therapy students with a greater appreciation of the challenges confronting the disabled. - March 18, 2022 - Husson University

Free App, ADHDOutLoud, Launched by Dr. Alice Vo Edwards of The CEO Within LLC

Free App, ADHDOutLoud, Launched by Dr. Alice Vo Edwards of The CEO Within LLC

ADHD expert and tech entrepreneur, Dr. Alice Vo Edwards, launches ADHDOutLoud, a new, free mobile app to provide free online support for ADHD. Dr. Alice Vo Edwards, founder of The CEO Within LLC, has just launched a free mobile app, ADHDOutLoud, now available for pre-order in the Apple app store,... - March 12, 2022 - Alerive Inc.

Cindy J. Brockman Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Cindy J. Brockman Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Cindy J. Brockman of Shepherdstown, West Virginia has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of consumer products. These individuals are recognized for their achievements,... - March 08, 2022 - Strathmore Worldwide

Music for Autism Announces Candace Chien: 2022 Spotlight Artist

Music for Autism Announces Candace Chien: 2022 Spotlight Artist

Music for Autism is excited to announce their 2022 Spotlight Artist, Candace Marie Chien. The spotlight Artist distinction is Music for Autism’s recognition of not just exceptional musicianship but also dedicated service to autistic individuals and their families. “Music for Autism's... - March 08, 2022 - Music for Autism

Once Homeless Dogs, Now Service Dogs

Once Homeless Dogs, Now Service Dogs

Rescued dogs get a second chance as service dogs for people experiencing disabilities. Once surrendered, after months of training, 6 dogs graduate as service dogs. They are ready for their new life, helping a person with a disability gain independence, security, and confidence. Medical Mutts Service Dogs is celebrating their new teams in their upcoming graduation ceremony. - February 19, 2022 - Medical Mutts Service Dogs Inc

Gatesway Announces ARPA Grant Submission for Housing Transformation Project

Local non-profit looking to expand housing programs within Metro Tulsa and surrounding areas. - February 18, 2022 - Gatesway Foundation, Inc.

St. Cecilia Church to Raise Funds for "Lift Them Up" Program in El Barrio

St. Cecilia to launch “Lift Them Up” program to provide access to the handicapped and infirm of El Barrio Community. - February 03, 2022 - St. Ceilia and Holy Agony Church

Children’s Dysgraphia Book Free for 2022 National Handwriting Day

Writing Right: A Story About Dysgraphia, an illustrated children’s book from Watertree Press, is being given away in digital form for free on Sunday, January 23, 2022 in honor of National Handwriting Day. Writing Right provides an empathetic look at Noah, a third-grade boy with dysgraphia, a... - January 20, 2022 - Watertree Press LLC

EZRide+ Product Launch

EZRide+ is the latest innovation in wheelchair mobility. - December 22, 2021 - EZRide+

Lifespire’s Zahir Mohammed Recognized with Direct Support Professional of the Year Award 2021

Lifespire’s Zahir Mohammed Recognized with Direct Support Professional of the Year Award 2021

Community Care Rx honored the dedicated and compassionate individuals that comprise the Direct Support Professionals community. In light of the recent heath crisis created by the pandemic, Community Care Rx saw the incredible lengths direct support professionals (DSPs) went to ensure the safety, well-being and inclusion in the community of the people they support. - December 21, 2021 - Lifespire, Inc.

Lifespire Commemorates 70 Years of Giving Hope to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Lifespire Commemorates 70 Years of Giving Hope to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Lifespire Commemorated 7 Decades of Giving Uninterrupted Hope to 100,000 New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities Since 1951. Lifespire Marked 21 Months of Uninterrupted Care Given to a Nation Crippled by a Pandemic. - December 16, 2021 - Lifespire, Inc.

My Possibilities Founder and Chairman of the Board Charmaine Solomon Takes on New Role

A celebratory send-off for an incredible visionary - December 10, 2021 - My Possibilities

Alabama Attorney, Jeff Blackwell, Selected for 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

The Blackwell Law Firm announces that firm founder Jeff Blackwell has been selected to the 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list for the 8th consecutive year. This honor is limited to only five percent of the lawyers in each state. - December 01, 2021 - Blackwell Law Firm

Gay, Disabled Texas Man Files Federal Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mortgage Giant LoanDepot & Its Founder/CEO Anthony Hsieh

LoanDepot, Inc. and its Founder/CEO Anthony Hsieh have been sued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by Trevor Dickens, a gay, disabled man, allegedly a former LoanDepot employee who was subjected to discrimination based on his disabilities and sexual orientation while employed at LoanDepot's Plano, Texas office. - November 22, 2021 - Robinius, Epsinosa & Wietzel

LPA Statement Regarding Voxzogo™

LPA Statement Regarding Voxzogo™

Little People of America (LPA), the world’s oldest and largest support organization for people with dwarfism and their families, has been tracking biotechnical developments for the treatment of individuals with Achondroplasia. LPA President, Mark Povinelli, says, "With the FDA approval... - November 21, 2021 - Little People of America Inc.

Woman-Owned Drone-Focused Company Taking Flight in Tampa

Woman-Owned Drone-Focused Company Taking Flight in Tampa

Less than seven percent of commercial drone pilots are women, according to statistics from planestats.com, and Darcy Rouhani is one of them. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Remote Pilot and aviation industry expert, Rouhani founded a business, RoC Aviation Services, to help other... - November 20, 2021 - RoC Aviation Services

Future Horizons Presents "I Have An Autism Boost!"

Future Horizons Presents "I Have An Autism Boost!"

"This book can be used to educate a child, and their peers, about the many positive aspects of autism." - Dr. Temple Grandin - November 17, 2021 - Future Horizons, Inc.

150,000 Caregivers Helped Develop New Caregiver.com Family Caregiving Guides

Leading national caregiving educators share lessons learned from the family caregivers at 297 Fearless Caregiver Conferences in Family Caregiving Guides. Available at Caregiver.com. - November 16, 2021 - Caregiver.com, Inc.

Baby K’tan, LLC Hosts Tour for 20 BOOST & G.A.P. Participants

Baby K’tan, LLC Hosts Tour for 20 BOOST & G.A.P. Participants

Baby K’tan had the honor of hosting over 20 BOOST & G.A.P. participants at their offices and warehouse in Davie, FL. The young adults with developmental disabilities had a tour and presentations from each department. The questions presented during open Q&A were extremely thoughtful and exhibited the interest in Baby K’tan and how a business runs. - November 16, 2021 - Baby K'tan, LLC

CT Family Caregivers to Receive Answers to their Questions at Online Fearless Caregiver Conference Dec. 1

For 20 years, Today's Caregiver magazine has been running educational events in Connecticut and throughout the nation. This year's Fearless Caregiver Conference will be held online. The 2021 Connecticut Fearless Caregiver event will be held virtually on December 1 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. - November 15, 2021 - Caregiver.com, Inc.

AiArthritis Alerted to Rheumatology Patients Being Forced to Sacrifice Their Treatments Due to COVID-19

AiArthritis Alerted to Rheumatology Patients Being Forced to Sacrifice Their Treatments Due to COVID-19

Many AiArthritis patients use biologic DMARDs to manage their condition, but responses vary per individual. The right therapy can be life-changing; disrupting continuity of care is strongly discouraged, as it can result in compromised quality of life and comorbid diseases. To accommodate hospital inventory needs for medication to treat severe COVID cases, chronically ill rheumatology patients worldwide are forced off their treatments... and they are angry. - October 28, 2021 - AiArthritis

"Thrive With Neurodivergent Colleagues" is a Concise Book That Empowers Innovative Leaders to Think Deeply and Act Swiftly to Promote Neurodiversity

"Thrive With Neurodivergent Colleagues" is a Concise Book That Empowers Innovative Leaders to Think Deeply and Act Swiftly to Promote Neurodiversity

More and more innovative companies are actively recruiting from an overlooked population of neurodivergent people. This talent pool includes many well educated, creative, but underemployed people, many on the autism spectrum. "Thrive With Neurodivergent Colleagues" is a concise workbook that empowers leaders to successfully recruit, hire, and work well with neurodivergent talent. - October 22, 2021 - Suzanne K. Whang

AAHD Calls on Women with Disabilities to Schedule Their Clinical Breast Exams and Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) in Rockville, MD is urging women with disabilities to ask themselves when is the last time they were screened for breast cancer. Breast cancer is a major public health concern for all women, and women with disabilities often face... - October 15, 2021 - American Association on Health and Disability

PAWS NY Resumes Housecall Program to Help Clients and Pets in Need

PAWS NY Resumes Housecall Program to Help Clients and Pets in Need

The organization also launches “No PAW Left Behind,” a campaign to fulfill all current client needs. - October 14, 2021 - PAWS NY

Your Insurance Lady Announces New Blog Post, 5 Things About Workers Compensation You Should Know

Your Insurance Lady Announces New Blog Post, 5 Things About Workers Compensation You Should Know

When it comes to workers' compensation, every state has different laws. Learn more about this type of insurance and why it is an important requirement of doing business. - October 14, 2021 - Your Insurance Lady

First Disabled Man and Woman to Host an Outdoor Video Series

First Disabled Man and Woman to Host an Outdoor Video Series

Ashlee Lundvall & Chad Waligura are the first male and female hosts with a disability to create and produce their own outdoor video series in order to help others get back into the great outdoors (hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, wild game cooking & travel). - October 13, 2021 - Able Outdoors

FL Experts Answer’s Caregiving Questions at Tampa’s Virtual Fearless Caregiver Conference Oct. 14

National caregiving panel will include Florida Secretary on Aging, Richard Prudom. The 2021 Tampa area event will be held virtually on October 14 from 10:00am to 1:00pm hosted by Today's Caregiver magazine and Caregiver.com. Register now at Caregiver.com - October 08, 2021 - Caregiver.com, Inc.

Medical Mutts Service Dogs Holds Open House with Demonstrations, Live Music, and Dog Costume Contest

Medical Mutts Service Dogs Holds Open House with Demonstrations, Live Music, and Dog Costume Contest

On October 16th, 3-7:00pm, Medical Mutts Service Dogs, invites the local community to meet their staff and service dogs in training. Medical Mutts is a service dog organization specialized in training rescue dogs as service dogs for people who suffer from conditions such as diabetes, seizures or... - October 02, 2021 - Medical Mutts Service Dogs Inc

Companion Dog Training Course for Children with Autism Now Available on SDTSI Online Portal

Service Dog Training School International (SDTSI) has created its course, companion dog for children with Autism training, to help autistic children and their families improve their daily lives. - September 30, 2021 - Service Dog Training School International

Young Advocates Call for a Stop to Tourette Syndrome Stereotypes

Young Advocates Call for a Stop to Tourette Syndrome Stereotypes

For the start of Bullying Prevention Month, four advocates from New Jersey tell their story in new PSAs for NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome. - September 28, 2021 - New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome

PAWS NY, Animal Haven and Search and Care Receive Three-Year $400,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® to Help Keep Pets and People Together

PAWS NY, Animal Haven and Search and Care Receive Three-Year $400,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® to Help Keep Pets and People Together

PetSmart Charities has awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to three New York City-based organizations as part of their Preserving Families Initiative. The grant will support a new partnership between Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY, Animal Haven and Search and Care. The funding promises to... - September 28, 2021 - PAWS NY

Author Mark I. Jacobson Begins "Overcoming Adversity Without Drugs, Depression, or Self-Doubt" Speaking Engagements

Mark I. Jacobson, author at TheYearOfMyLifeVR.com, is available for virtual speaking engagements to small groups, businesses and organizations. - September 23, 2021 - TheYearOfMyLifeVR.com

All of Us Research Program Expands Partnership with American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is excited to expand its collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. AAHD plans to significantly increase the participation of persons living with disabilities in the All of Us Research Program by... - September 17, 2021 - American Association on Health and Disability

zTrip Replacing 100 Year-Old Yellow Cab Co. in Baltimore, MD

zTrip Replacing 100 Year-Old Yellow Cab Co. in Baltimore, MD

zTrip, North America’s largest taxicab company, is entering the Baltimore market on Wednesday September 15, 2021. zTrip will replace the iconic Yellow Cab Company. On Wednesday, zTrip will unveil a new fleet of zTrip taxicab vehicles, which will replace Baltimore’s iconic Yellow Cab... - September 15, 2021 - zTrip WHC

Ben Wallace Joins the 39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala as Special Guest Speaker

Ben Wallace Joins the 39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala as Special Guest Speaker

Zeigler Automotive Group will be hosting the 39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Charity Gala, alongside Greenleaf Trust, Brown & Brown Dealer Services, and Huntington Bank, on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. The event, which will feature special guest speaker and soon-to-be NBA Hall of Famer Ben Wallace, hopes to raise $750,000 this year in benefit the American Cancer Society and various local charities and organizations. - September 11, 2021 - Zeigler Auto Group

Press Releases 1 - 50 of 889