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Perdí la vista, empecé a vivir con un perro guía, me enamoré de un hombre que me quiere y aparecieron las dudas: ¿Acaso está viéndose con alguien más? ¿Es más bonita que yo?

In what's being called the largest study of its kind, researchers say they've identified more than 100 genes associated with autism.

Federal regulators are seeking to place new limits on service animals in flight in an effort to ensure that such animals really are providing assistance to people with disabilities.

The Justice Department is backing a state ban on abortions of those with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, arguing the law would prevent disability discrimination.

The Department of Transportation is proposing new rules that would limit service animals allowed to just dogs, and make it harder to fly with an emotional support animal.

Being selected to come off the waiting list for disability services can feel like "winning the lotto," but the thrill is short-lived for families who can't find programs to serve them.

Amtrak apologized after officials told an advocacy group that it would cost $25,000 to accommodate two additional passengers in wheelchairs.

Amtrak is under fire for reportedly telling a group of people with disabilities that it would cost $25,000 for them to travel by train on a route that typically costs just $16 per person.

Marriage often means sacrificing much needed government benefits for people with developmental disabilities, but a proposed law could change that.

A judge chopped an $8 billion award to a man who claimed the maker of Risperdal failed to warn that boys using the drug — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.

The war in Afghanistan has taken so much from the poet Zaheer Ahmad Zindani. His mother was determined to ensure it wouldn’t take his chance to marry.

How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.

The Food and Drug Administration missed its own deadline to finalize a ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities.

For years, scrolling through my newsfeed was frustrating and confusing. Then facial recognition came along.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos should ban seclusion and prohibit certain restraint techniques in the nation's schools, a dozen lawmakers say.

She has cerebral palsy and talks via a communication board on her wheelchair, but that's not stopping Erin Feeney who just saw her first script for Disney's "Doc McStuffins" come to fruition.

Blindness can make you paranoid in love. Is he looking at another woman? Is she prettier than me?

The Trump administration’s Social Security proposal would repeat one of Ronald Reagan’s most damaging mistakes.

A proposed change to federal disability assistance would result in millions more case reviews, likely cutting off many recipients with disabilities if the changes are enacted.

A federal office dedicated to promoting community living is putting up big money to help businesses find and implement innovative ways to increase employment for people with disabilities.

With an imperfect patchwork of existing options — ranging from institutions to group homes to independent living — many parents are wondering the same thing: what happens when we die?

More than seven decades after he was given up at birth, a man with intellectual and physical disabilities has reunited with a sister who spent much of her life wondering about his existence.

Two productions at the Under the Radar Festival ask if the theater is ready to embrace the artistry of autism and other once disqualifying conditions.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.

A substantial number of children who meet the criteria for autism are failing to receive a formal diagnosis, according to a new study based on data from the CDC.

Federal officials are cracking down after a service provider failed to properly pay individuals with disabilities who were working for less than minimum wage.

As they craft their disability rights plans, the 2020 candidates are consulting the people they would affect. “This is how policy should be made,” one advocate said.

With a new doll, the iconic American Girl lineup is for the first time telling the story of a girl with a developmental disability.

People with disabilities living in group homes are supposed to be integrated into the community and enjoy the same freedoms that others have in their own homes, but that's not always the case.

Federal funding for special education will rise the most it has in years under a newly approved government spending plan.

Too few know the history of the Nazi methodical mass murder of disabled people. That is why I write.

A saliva test designed to diagnose autism is now available and researchers say they hope it will help doctors detect the disorder faster and get kids help sooner, when it can be most effective.

It's often difficult for people with Down syndrome to find clothes that fit, but now researchers are working on a solution: the country's first size guide for this population.

Years after Texas education officials pledged to undo a decade worth of damage caused by a cap on special education services, the state remains in violation of federal disability laws.

It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.

For the fourth time in a year, lawmakers acted to keep alive a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community, but its long-term fate remains in jeopardy.

Autism is set to be front and center on a new television series starring a woman who's on the spectrum.

So many apps we’ve downloaded as parts of our bodies. But we take it all off now, all that tech, unless we need some gizmo to breathe.

A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.

Morgan Stickney began training for the Paralympics after having her left leg amputated below the knee. But a familiar pain struck again.

Morgan Stickney began training for the Paralympics after having her left leg amputated below the knee. But a familiar pain struck again.

The makeup artists behind the film used prosthetics, base color, eyeliner, pounds of lash glue and lots of lip gloss to get the Fox look.

I have long seen wheelchairs as the enemy. That’s going to have to change.

She refused to let anything keep her from protecting disabled children.

While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.

In her career, the Haitian-American model landed fashion campaigns, graced the cover of Teen Vogue and walked runways at the White House and at New York Fashion Week.

Airlines would be required to improve accessibility for travelers with disabilities on more of their planes under a new federal proposal.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations of "sexual arousal studies" and other experiments at a state institution for people with severe intellectual disabilities.

A mother facing felony child cruelty charges for leaving her nonverbal 14-year-old son with Down syndrome at a hospital found herself with dozens of strangers supporting her in court.

Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.