Special Needs and Disabilities

INDIVIDUAL WITH DOWN SYNDROME TESTIFIES FOR PHASING OUT SUBMINIMUM WAGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

INDIVIDUAL WITH DOWN SYNDROME TESTIFIES FOR PHASING OUT SUBMINIMUM WAGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC), the premier resource for information, advocacy and networking in Massachusetts, applaud the testimony of John Anton at today’s…

Recognizing Asian Americans With Disabilities in Honor of AAPI Heritage Month

Recognizing Asian Americans With Disabilities in Honor of AAPI Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made by and important presence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. There are more than 18 million Asian Americans in America…

Tactile Images Partners With Getty Images and the National Federation of the Blind to Deliver More Than 45 Million Images to the World’s Blind and Disabled Population

Tactile Images Partners With Getty Images and the National Federation of the Blind to Deliver More Than 45 Million Images to the World’s Blind and Disabled Population

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and the National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights and membership organization of the blind, have partnered with Tactile Images to deliver more than 45 million images to the world's blind…

New Flotation Device is Impacting the Lives of Individuals Struggling With Physical Disabilities

New Flotation Device is Impacting the Lives of Individuals Struggling With Physical Disabilities

Study after study has shown the many benefits of aquatic therapy, both physically and mentally. With the help of the Float'n Thang®, a new flotation device distributed by Sunshine Innovations, many individuals with special needs can now easily float independently.…

Disability Application Help Launches a New Website to Offer a Free Social Security Disability Online Case Evaluation

Disability Application Help Launches a New Website to Offer a Free Social Security Disability Online Case Evaluation

Disability Application Help provides a free, nationwide disability benefits evaluation service. A new website has been launched that makes it easier for people to request a free case evaluation. The free service allows disabled people to quickly find out if…

The Autism Council of Rochester is Now a Certified Autism Center™

The Autism Council of Rochester is Now a Certified Autism Center™

Recently, the Autism Council of Rochester and its entire volunteer staff successfully completed the extensive training through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards and received the global designation of Certified Autism Center™.   Partnering with IBCCES enhances Autism…

Autism Action Partnership Has Earned the Certified Autism Center ™ Designation

Autism Action Partnership Has Earned the Certified Autism Center ™ Designation

Autism Action Partnership (AAP) has become a Certified Autism Center™, making it one of only two organizations in the state of Nebraska to attain that designation. The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education…

Swim Angelfish is Now a Certified Autism Center™

Swim Angelfish is Now a Certified Autism Center™

​Swim Angelfish, an adaptive swim program that began in Connecticut, was recently awarded the Certified Autism Center™ designation by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Parents with children on the autism spectrum often find selecting extracurricular…

Elevating Innovation: Elevator World Awards Project of the Year to Hill Hiker, Inc.

Elevating Innovation: Elevator World Awards Project of the Year to Hill Hiker, Inc.

Elevator World has announced their annual Project of the Year awards and has named Hill Hiker’s Patuxent River Park Observation Tower renovation it's inclined elevator Project of the Year. Voted on by experienced industry professionals and experts, The Elevator World…

RespectAbility Launches Disability Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City

RespectAbility Launches Disability Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City

A new training program aimed at empowering women with disabilities begins this month, bringing the lens of inclusion and equality to New York City's civic life. RespectAbility, a national disability advocacy organization, will launch the Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City…

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

According to a new survey released by RespectAbility, fully three-quarters of likely voters either have a disability themselves or have a family member, or a close friend with disabilities. But as voters with disabilities head to the polls, many are concerned…

Groundbreaking Resource Unveiled for Latinx With Disabilities

A new school year is challenging to everyone, but it can be exceptionally daunting to disabled members of the Latinx community and their families. But now RespectAbility, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with…

More Than One-Third of LGBTQ Adults Identify as Having a Disability

Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month (June), the LGBTQ community has been reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. Among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, 30 percent of men and 36 percent of women also identify as having a disability. The…

Third Annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award Will Be Presented to 'Disability Emissary' Neal Katz at Autism Society of America National Conference July 10-12

The third annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award will be presented to 24-year-old "disability emissary" Neal Katz during a Keynote Luncheon at the Autism Society of America's 50th Annual National Conference to be held this year…

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

According to the CDC, 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 11 million children have a developmental disability. Unfortunately, the rate of ASD is on the rise each year; and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and…

Diabetic Alert Service Dog Will Help 12-Year-Old Girl Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Diabetic Alert Service Dog Will Help 12-Year-Old Girl Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

​​​Annaka, a 12-year-old girl in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, received a very special Diabetic Alert Service Dog delivery this week by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to…

First of Its Kind Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Entertainment Professionals Facts & Sources

First of Its Kind Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Entertainment Professionals Facts & Sources

As entertainment professionals across all platforms work to become more inclusive of minorities, RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, announces the launch of “The Hollywood Disability Toolkit: The RespectAbility Guide to Inclusion…

Introducing Hands-Free Fidgeting: Aloha Feet

Introducing Hands-Free Fidgeting: Aloha Feet

Aloha Consolidated, LLC is proud to introduce Aloha FeetTM, The Fidget For Your FeetTM. Aloha Feet is a foot fidget insole that one can use anywhere and anytime one has the need to fidget. Each Aloha Feet insole has nubs…

Medbridge Offers Non-Emergency Medical Transport in Houston

Medbridge Offers Non-Emergency Medical Transport in Houston

Medical transportation is a necessity for many of Houston’s wheelchair-bound citizens, senior citizens, and otherwise disabled individuals who wish to maintain mobility and independence in the face of their personal challenges. To that end, Medbridge Transport is thrilled to offer…

A Fidget for Your … Feet?

A Fidget for Your … Feet?

Aloha Consolidated, LLC is proud to introduce Aloha FeetTM, The Fidget For Your FeetTM. Many people have seen those hand fidgets that mesmerize (and distract) students and co-workers everywhere. Well now there is a way to fidget discreetly without disturbing…

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