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Audio cues, color adjustments and controllers that can be operated through head movements or with feet are some of the many options that are making video gaming more inclusive.

Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.

People with disabilities are feeling pressure from the nation's longest-ever government shutdown, advocates say.

The U.S. Department of Education is launching a wide-ranging initiative to "address the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion" among students with disabilities.

Amid a bevy of existing autism organizations, a new national nonprofit is hoping to stand out by giving voice to the particular needs of people on the severe end of the spectrum.

The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.

People with disabilities frequently struggle to find dentists willing to take on their care, but in an unassuming brick hospital building lies a clinic specifically for this population.

Individuals with Down syndrome continue to learn new skills well into adulthood, according to a study that's offering a timetable of what to expect from those with the chromosomal disorder.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are a variety of different ways to be more charitable without spending money. Here are some ideas to try.

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

Inquiries to thousands of schools across the country show that students with special needs are routinely ignored by charter schools before they even get a chance to apply.

More people are on waiting lists, fewer are competitively employed and access to services remains uneven, according to a new report that ranks states on developmental disability services.

In what advocates in one state say is at least the fourth such incident this school year, video has surfaced of a teacher dragging a student with disabilities reportedly having a meltdown.

Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say.

You want 2019 to be a great year! If you want to start the new year off on a positive note, check out these seven steps to keep in mind as we dive into 2019.

Guidance issued during the Obama administration, which was aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities weren't unfairly disciplined, is no more.

The mother of a child with cerebral palsy, she helped start the Bridge School, whose star-studded benefit concerts included her ex-husband, Neil Young.

If you want to make a difference in 2019, make giving a part of your New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas for how you can create resolutions that give back.

Charity Danso, 47, became blind after a bout of malaria led to more serious problems. Her teenage son, back with her after years apart, needed a bed.

Microsoft, Bank of America and CVS are just a few big companies that profit from their proactive employment practices.

The Hollywood prosthetics industry has evolved from making monsters to creating startling likenesses.

It is brought about not only by restoring the body, but also by welcoming, accepting and embracing all others into belonging.

If you live an altruistic lifestyle, you can give back and make someone's holiday a bit more joyful. Here are six ways you can brighten someone else's Christmas.

A Manhattan music school for the visually impaired, founded in 1913, is scrambling to survive after losing its space at Lighthouse Guild International.

I am not only an experienced traveler; I am an experienced blind person.

A Trump administration panel is recommending that federal officials rescind Obama-era guidance aimed at ensuring that minorities and students with disabilities aren't unfairly disciplined.

As you prepare for all of the gifts, parties and dinners headed your way this season, here are some ideas for how to decrease stress during the holidays.

Two years after proposing a ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities, federal regulators say they intend to move forward with the plan.

Short home videos may provide enough information to determine whether or not a child is on the autism spectrum, a new study suggests.

Tens of thousands of children continue to be physically punished at school, and efforts to end the practice entirely have stalled.

With a change taking effect this year, individuals with disabilities can save more money than ever before without losing out on Social Security, Medicaid and other government benefits.

Former students, disability advocates and parents are calling for the closure of a school where a teen with autism stopped breathing and later died after being restrained by staff.

Federal regulators put two experimental drugs targeting autism's core symptoms on a fast track for testing and approval this year, but they're still a long way from pharmacy shelves.

Bike-share operators that have sought to revolutionize transportation increasingly are facing questions about who gets left out.

For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

The battle goes on for people who suffered life-changing burns in California’s devastating Camp Fire.

With time and money running out, advocates are pushing for passage of a bill that would extend a federal program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to community living.

A bar patron recorded incendiary remarks that the group made about female colleagues, then sent them to the news media. Now many Icelanders want the politicians to resign.

Kids with special needs are learning everything from life skills to archery as part of a Boy Scouts program that's helping pave the way for them to take part in a typical pack.

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

As former President George Bush lay in state, his service dog, Sully, circled the casket in the Capitol Rotunda. Sully was accompanied by wounded veterans.

The former president said that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act was one of his proudest accomplishments during his time in office.

If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.

The U.S. Department of Education is reversing course after being sued over changes to its handling of disability discrimination complaints in schools.

A 28-year-old with a disability is headed to space and MTV plans to chronicle the voyage.

Americans have until Dec. 10 to voice their opposition to the president's “public charge” proposal.

As the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level, Kalin Bennett has more than basketball on his mind.

Advocates are optimistic that the forthcoming shift in the balance of power in Congress could bring positive change for people with disabilities.

Just in time for the holidays, a series of special events across the country will offer calmer environments for children with disabilities to enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa Claus.