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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Aug 20, 2020, 16:41 ET Asian Hall of Fame broadens impact with Disabilities & Diversity Inclusion Initiative

Global awards program Asian Hall of Fame launches their Disabilities & Diversity Inclusion Initiative today. The initiative will broaden Asian Hall...


Aug 19, 2020, 17:33 ET Disabled Athlete of the Year Joins fit20 Ownership Team in the U.S.

fit20 USA welcomes Raymond Kusch as its newest shareholder and member of the board of directors. With studios in Virginia, Florida, and Michigan,...


Aug 19, 2020, 13:45 ET United Spinal Appoints Kimberly Hill, a Nationally Board-Certified Therapist From Louisiana as Chapter Liaison and Member of Its Board of Directors

United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Kimberly Hill, a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Cognitive Therapist, and Executive...


Aug 19, 2020, 11:02 ET Self-Driving Shuttle Service Launched To Transport Senior Citizens And Underserved To Detroit Hospital

In a Detroit first, a self-driving, accessible, paratransit shuttle is being deployed to transport senior citizens and the underserved to and from...


Aug 19, 2020, 09:00 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Publishes New Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicide in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

Paralyzed Veterans of America, in collaboration with the Consortium of SCI Medicine, has published a new Clinical Practice Guideline to guide health...


Aug 19, 2020, 06:00 ET Post Acute Medical to build 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Henderson, Nevada

Post Acute Medical, LLC (PAM) announced today that it has placed land under contract and plans to construct a state-of-the-art, 48-bed inpatient...


Aug 18, 2020, 13:00 ET Campus maps for students with visual impairments open up the higher education experience

Many new college students stress over finding classrooms, residence halls, cafeterias and other campus landmarks. It is even more challenging for...


Aug 18, 2020, 10:00 ET eSSENTIAL Accessibility Partners with BigCommerce to Ensure Merchants Achieve ADA/ WCAG Digital Compliance

Powerful new capabilities will enable brands to enhance CX for people with disabilities and mitigate legal risk TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - ...


Aug 18, 2020, 09:35 ET United Spinal Files Complaint Against Social Security Administration For Alleged 'Wet Ink' Signature Requirements and Noncompliance With Laws Protecting Rights To Representation In Securing Disability Benefits

United Spinal Association recently filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the alleged unlawful "wet ink"...


Aug 18, 2020, 07:30 ET ClearMask receives FDA clearance for world's first fully transparent surgical mask

ClearMask LLC, a privately held American medical supply company, announced today that it received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 510(k)...


Aug 14, 2020, 08:00 ET Curb Debuts Taxi PaaS Solution with City of Chicago to Enable E-hailing and Mobile Payments for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Curb, the leading mobility platform for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America, today announced the City of Chicago Department of Business ...


Aug 13, 2020, 08:00 ET Louisiana Expands Monitored In-Home Caregiving Program (MIHC) to Support Families Caring for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The state of Louisiana is expanding its Monitored In-Home Caregiving program (MIHC) to support the rising number of families who are caring for...


Aug 12, 2020, 13:30 ET Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center presents Living Well with Dr. John Chang

Join us on August 19 at 3:00 PM ET as the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) hosts Living Well with Dr. John-...


Aug 12, 2020, 07:00 ET X Ambassadors Teams up with Foundation Fighting Blindness and Two Blind Brothers to Launch Music to our Eyes Exclusive Livestream Music Series

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world's leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, is...


Aug 11, 2020, 14:13 ET Michelin Challenge Design Becomes Movin'On Challenge Design

One of the premier global mobility design competitions will have a new name and a new theme for 2021. Entering its 21st year, the Michelin Challenge...


Aug 11, 2020, 10:00 ET eSSENTIAL Accessibility and PixelMEDIA Partner to Improve Web Accessibility for Digital Commerce

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Today, eSSENTIAL Accessibility, the pioneering Accessibility-as-a-Service provider that empowers organizations...


Aug 10, 2020, 15:30 ET Trump Signs Specially Adaptive Housing Act Into Law

President Donald Trump signed into law the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) Improvement Act of 2019, a major legislative...


Aug 10, 2020, 14:07 ET The Dan Marino Foundation And Badia Spices Partner To Raise Autism Awareness And Urge The Public To 'Be a Game Changer for those with Autism'

The Dan Marino Foundation and Badia Spices are again partnering to launch an on-going awareness and fundraising campaign, "Be a Game Changer for...


Aug 10, 2020, 08:02 ET eSight 4 Earns CE Mark Approval to Bring New Wearable Device to Europe

eSight, a cutting-edge vision enhancement platform, today announces it has received CE Mark approval for eSight 4, the company's latest assistive...


Aug 07, 2020, 11:00 ET Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation August Events

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation presents a list of events to wrap up the Summer on a high note. Event proceeds will further the mission of...


Aug 04, 2020, 16:45 ET Integrated Rehab Consultants Expands Scope by Acquiring Associated Physicians of Rehabilitation

Integrated Rehab Consultants ("IRC"), a portfolio company of Webster Equity Partners, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Associated Physicians ...


Aug 04, 2020, 10:45 ET Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Elects New Board Members

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced two new elected members to its Board of Directors: Michael Fordyce, former President and...


Aug 03, 2020, 14:15 ET ABLE National Resource Center Launches 2020 #ABLEtoSave Campaign

The ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC) announced today the launch of its 2020 #ABLEtoSave campaign. #ABLEtoSave is a month-long grassroots...


Aug 03, 2020, 07:00 ET WellCare Partners with Shipt to Provide Free Grocery Delivery Memberships to Medicare Advantage Members for Remainder of 2020

WellCare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today an industry-leading partnership with Shipt, a same-day delivery service,...


Jul 31, 2020, 10:02 ET Pursuing Their Dreams Through AHRC NYC's Our Broadway Group

Broadway may be dark amid the pandemic, but that's not stopping a group of aspiring actors with disabilities from pursuing their dreams. As we mark...