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Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.

The life-altering effects of COVID-19 have been tougher on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities than just about anyone else and they need more support, a group of experts is warning.

Five years after “Sesame Street” put its focus on autism, new research suggests the show’s materials are helping to change minds among parents of kids with and without the developmental disorder.

Bethel University senior Ben Hernes and his sister Anna Substad, a 2019 Bethel graduate, are preparing to launch a platform that will help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities jump-start their careers.

Following two decades of planning and preparation, the Big Wave Project intended to house adults with developmental disabilities will finally break ground Saturday, rallying an excited crowd of families, county supervisors and community members.

As a school year like no other gets underway, the laws surrounding individualized education programs remain unchanged and experts say parents should fight for the services their kids need.

Armani Williams was around 7 years old when his parents talked to him about his autism diagnosis. The conversation changed his life.

Thermostats at lower points on the walls of the rooms. Bathrooms with roll-in showers and knee clearance under the sink.

Stride Rite, a leader in the children’s footwear industry, unveiled its first-ever adaptive sneakers for kids with disabilities.

Joe Eitl’s family always knew the day would come when he might need a heart transplant. Joe, 37, was born with Down syndrome and cardiac defects; he has a hole in his heart and only one ventricle instead of the normal two.