Special Needs and Disabilities Press Releases

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…

Confusion Around Accessibility in the UK Public Sector – A Pragmatic Approach – an Interview with Lawrence Shaw

Confusion Around Accessibility in the UK Public Sector – A Pragmatic Approach – an Interview with Lawrence Shaw

In our daily discussions with public organisations about Accessibility it is clear that there is much confusion. Confusion inevitably leads to complaining and then to inaction. We caught up with Lawrence Shaw, CEO of Sitemorse and trusted advisor to many…

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…

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…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert  Service Dog to Child in Suisun City, CA

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Child in Suisun City, CA

June 25 has been a long-awaited day for eight year old Abigail, a little girl who lives in Suisun City, California, as she meets his Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.  Abigail’s dog, a…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in MA

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in MA

June 17 is a special day for nine-year old Olivia of Pepperell, MA, as Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers her Autism Service Dog “Romeo” today.  Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has a mission to provide…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Dog to Ashland, KY

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Dog to Ashland, KY

May 20 is a day that will long be remembered by Dalton, a resident of Ashland, Kentucky, as he received his Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Dalton’s dog, a Labrador Retriever named “Sam,” has…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert  Service Dog to Child in Thousand Oaks, Ca

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Child in Thousand Oaks, Ca

Today, Emma, a 14 year old from Thousand Oaks, California, meets her Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.  Emma’s dog, a Labrador Retriever named “Mocha,”  has already received thousands of hours of training as…

Congressman Kennedy Honors Down Syndrome Group Leader as Ambassador of the Year

Congressman Kennedy Honors Down Syndrome Group Leader as Ambassador of the Year

Making a surprise appearance, Congressman Joe Kennedy III introduced and presented MDSC Executive Director Maureen Gallagher with a NDSS Champion of Change Award for Ambassador of the Year. The presentation, at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., was…

SPIN, Inc. Welcomes Shuvankar Roy of Comcast, Seven New Directors to Corporate Board

SPIN, Inc. Welcomes Shuvankar Roy of Comcast, Seven New Directors to Corporate Board

SPIN, Inc. (Special People in Northeast), a Philadelphia-based nonprofit providing autism/intellectual disability supports and inclusive early childhood education, welcomes Shuvankar Roy, Executive Director of Xfinity Home at Comcast Corporation, and six additional community and employee leaders to its corporate board. SPIN appointed Roy…

A Mother’s Rest plans for the future

A Mother’s Rest plans for the future

 An upcoming weekend retreat in Charlottesville, VA will lay the groundwork for future success of A Mother’s Rest Charitable Respite Foundation.  This new charity is focused on coordinating respite retreat opportunities for parents of children with extra needs. Acknowledging the…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in Coventry CT

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in Coventry CT

​​​​Today is a life-changing day for 6-year old Ruth of Coventry, Connecticut, as Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers her Autism Service Dog “Loki.”   Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has a mission to provide specially-bred and…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Dog to Transylvania LA

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Dog to Transylvania LA

March 17 will be a day that is long remembered by John, a high school student and resident of Transylvania, as he meets his Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.  John’s dog, a Labrador…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert  Service Dog to Child in Eliot Maine

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Child in Eliot Maine

March 1 is a very special day for Wes, a 5 year-old with Type 1 Diabetes from Eliot, Maine, as he welcomes into his life a Diabetic Alert Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.  Wes’ dog, a Labrador Retriever…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Napa, CA

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Napa, CA

​​February 17 will be the start of a safer and healthier life for Liz, a 25 year-old with Type 1 Diabetes from Napa, CA, as she welcomes into her life a Diabetic Alert Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.…

Skills® for Autism Wins Gold at the Learning Technologies Awards

​​​​California-based software company SKILLS Global has won the Gold award for “Most Innovative New Learning Technologies Product-International” at the Learning Technologies Awards Ceremony in London on November 30. About 800 people were in attendance at the annual ceremony to celebrate…

Rangam & Autism Speaks Make a Compelling Employment Case for People With Autism

​Rangam Consultants Inc. and Autism Speaks ​on June 17th gathered with representatives from the Poses Family Foundation–ADVICE, Advocations, Eden Autism Services, Celebrate the Children, Identifor, Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond and representatives of large corporate employers at the Princeton office of Autism…

TravelScoot Launches Mobile-Friendly Website for Mobility Scooter

​​​​​​TravelScoot, representing the manufacturer and worldwide distributors of TravelScoot electric scooters, launched its newly revamped website on March 3. The redesigned site presents comprehensive information about the innovative compact electric-powered scooter designed for use by individuals with some mobility challenges…

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