Special Needs and Disabilities Press Releases

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…

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…

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…

Longest Triathlon in the World: Miami Local Crushes Guinness World Record

 Miami's Jon Eggert Gudmundsson breaks the Guinness World Record for the longest triathlon to bring attention to Wheel Heroes, a charity which provides specialty bikes to children with disabilities.  WHAT: Jon Gudmundson has crushed the Guinness World Record for the Longest Triathlon.…

Youth With Disabilities Help Homeless, Seniors, Hungry and Local Parks

Students with a wide variety of disabilities, including Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, learning, attention, mental health and other disabilities are improving the lives of people in need in Washington, D.C. Through a program called “Summer of Service,” the teens…

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…

First Prescription Formulation of Cannabidiol (CBD) Approved for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

The LGS Foundation is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EPIDIOLEX® (cannabidiol / CBD) for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) in patients two years age or older. EPIDIOLEX® is…

7-Year-Old Boy From Santa Rosa, California, Receives Highly Trained Diabetic Alert Service Dog

​Casey, a 7-year-old living in Santa Rosa, California, received a special delivery of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission…

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…

Lifesaving Seizure Response Service Dog Delivered to 32-Year-Old Man in Newark, Delaware

Lifesaving Seizure Response Service Dog Delivered to 32-Year-Old Man in Newark, Delaware

A 32-year-old man named Allan from Newark, Delaware has just received a lifesaving Seizure Response service dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially bred and custom-trained dogs…

America's Warrior Partnership Launches Four Star Alliance

America's Warrior Partnership Launches Four Star Alliance

America’s Warrior Partnership, a national veteran-serving nonprofit, today launched the Four Star Alliance, a program that leverages national and local resources to help member organizations maximize reintegration opportunities for military service members, veterans, and their families and caregivers. The Four…

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…

Actor/Model and Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco Joins in Launch of Historic "Hollywood Toolkit" to Help Industry Achieve Goals of Equitable Hiring & Authentic Representation of Disabilities #InclusionRider

The Hollywood Disability Toolkit, a project of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, announces a new partnership between RespectAbility and Hollywood, Health & Society, a project of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear…

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…

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