People with Disabilities This category covers the latest news affecting people living with a disability, including peer and community support programs, and athletic and cultural opportunities, along with issues of medical assistance, treatment and care options. Find releases regarding accessibility legislation, disability rights, insurance and healthcare issues, special education, and the results of the latest research. Learn about fundraising efforts and events, as well as outreach and awareness initiatives.

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Apr 24, 2020, 13:40 ET National Disability Institute Launches COVID-19 Financial Resilience Center to Provide Cost-Free Financial Resources for People with Disabilities

Today, National Disability Institute (NDI) launched the Financial Resilience Center, an online comprehensive education and information hub for people ...


Apr 23, 2020, 09:00 ET Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut Executive Announces Retirement

With more than 26 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, Allen S. Gouse, PhD, has...


Apr 23, 2020, 07:00 ET Easterseals and Author Rick Miller Forge Strategic Partnership

Easterseals, the nation's leading nonprofit provider of services and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, has announced a...


Apr 22, 2020, 13:00 ET Therap Releases Staff/Visitor Log Questionnaire Form in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Therap's new COVID-19 Staff/Visitor Log Questionnaire Form has been designed to allow agencies to closely monitor the health conditions of the staff...


Apr 22, 2020, 08:07 ET OnSeen Offers Special Deal on its LiveCare Solution to Developmental Disabilities Providers During COVID-19 Crisis

OnSeen, Inc. announced today that it is unveiling a special offer to DD Providers that allows them to receive the many benefits of the LiveCare...


Apr 21, 2020, 12:00 ET Melmark Staff Volunteer to Quarantine at Dracut, MA Residence with Students

As Melmark New England staff continue their mission-first work with children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and...


Apr 21, 2020, 11:30 ET InventHelp Inventor Develops Improved Shoe Horn for Elderly & Disabled Individuals (PND-5028)

"I wanted to create a simple and strain-free way to utilize a shoe horn after my knee replacement surgery," said an inventor, from Gloucester County, ...


Apr 21, 2020, 09:24 ET ACB and Other Disability Advocacy Organizations Bring Voting Rights Complaint before Department of Justice

The American Council of the Blind, along with its New York affiliate and other disability advocacy organizations, has brought a complaint before the...


Apr 20, 2020, 17:07 ET Disabled Florida Man Wins Record $354,777 Court Sanction With Help of Litigation Support Services LLC (LSS) And Its Managing Partner, Andrew Mogilyansky

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in South Florida has awarded an unprecedented $354,777 sanction to Yuri Lyubarsky, a disabled Miami resident who had...


Apr 20, 2020, 13:45 ET InventHelp Inventor Develops Wheelchair Accessory for Use at a Curb or Step (AUP-1145)

While more and more facilities are originally designed or modified to be handicapped accessible, wheelchair users still need assistance getting up...


Apr 16, 2020, 08:38 ET Free Online Resources and Affordable Therapies Sessions to Help Developmentally Delayed Children Cope

Social isolation has been hard on everyone. It's especially tough for one in six children diagnosed with autism or any other developmentally delayed...


Apr 16, 2020, 07:00 ET Centene To Offer Resources For The Disability Community Affected By COVID-19; Company Expands Support To Safety Net Organizations

Centene today announced a series of initiatives designed to support the disability community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives are ...


Apr 15, 2020, 21:35 ET RespectAbility Invites People With Disabilities to Share COVID-19 Experiences and Organize Online

As the CDC reports that approximately 90% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions, the nonprofit disability organization...


Apr 15, 2020, 16:37 ET Direct Support Professionals are Heroes, Too - and Deserve Help

As the U.S. acts with speed and scale to support frontline health worker heroes during the COVID-19 crisis, a key group of heroes is in danger of...


Apr 15, 2020, 13:00 ET Therap Becomes First Technology Partner of the Charting the LifeCourse Nexus?

Therap Services, national leader in web-based documentation, reporting and communication solutions for Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based...


Apr 15, 2020, 09:07 ET Parkinson Voice Project Saves Voices During COVID-19

As soon as shelter-in-place orders became eminent across the globe due to COVID-19, Parkinson Voice Project, a nonprofit speech therapy clinic...


Apr 15, 2020, 07:00 ET Filmmaker & Celebrated Actors with Disabilities Team with Easterseals on Urgent, Timely PSAs to Encourage Everyone to #StayHomeSaveLives during Coronavirus Crisis

Easterseals releases new, timely and critically important Public Service Announcements about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourages all...


Apr 13, 2020, 13:28 ET Congress Must Protect the Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

On Friday, April 10, ACB and more than 75 national, state and local disability and civil rights organizations sent a letter urging Congress to...


Apr 10, 2020, 19:36 ET Millions With Disabilities Cannot Get Food

Millions of people with disabilities are unable to get food and medicine during the national pandemic emergency, according to the nonprofit advocacy...


Apr 09, 2020, 19:07 ET In The Face Of Ethical Aberrations In Several States Colorado Stands Strong Against Discrimination In COVID-19 Care

The Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee developed Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) after collaboration with experts and communities....


Apr 09, 2020, 13:50 ET American Foundation for the Blind Calls for Expanding Support for Nation's Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) steadfastly believes that students who are blind or have low vision should have the same educational...


Apr 09, 2020, 12:59 ET Convo provides Access to Communication with ASL Interpreting for White House Press Conferences, @Home Interpreting in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Convo, the only Deaf-owned and fully FCC certified Video Relay Service (VRS) provider, has joined forces with DPAN. Tv, Registry of Interpreters for...


Apr 08, 2020, 14:15 ET Web para Todos lan?a série de meet ups virtuais gratuitos para debater sobre a acessibilidade digital como ferramenta de inclus?o em tempos de isolamento

Em tempos de isolamento social por conta do Coronavírus, a maioria da popula??o mundial está voltada para a vida online: empresas criando conteúdos...


Apr 08, 2020, 08:30 ET BiKube?, a life-changing Mobility Aid to stay active at home

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - BiKube?, A Canadian start-up has created a new type of mobility aid to enable people with reduced mobility to ...


Apr 07, 2020, 13:15 ET InventHelp Inventor Develops Easy Open Knob Cover (POO-516)

"I found it difficult to open doors due to an injury," said an inventor from Eugene, Oregon. "This inspired me to develop an aid for daily living...