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Amanda Hall came home in an ambulance. Her parents were waiting at their single-story house in this town, about a 15-minute drive east of Winter Haven. Cindy and Walt Hall had made the 80-mile round trip to the Orlando hospital every day while their daughter fought for her life.

When searching for a new home, people with disabilities often have a longer and more complicated list of considerations compared with other individuals. In addition to common wish-list items, such as reliable public transportation and diverse entertainment options, people with disabilities also must think about things like the accessibility of facilities or even the cleanliness of the air.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio wants to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that provides financial assistance to nearly 8 million seniors and people who are blind and disabled.

In retrospect, February 2020 was the worst possible time to open a restaurant. The pandemic shut everything down less than a month later, and more than a few establishments never reopened.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s endorsement of a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for certain Americans means many people with developmental disabilities are now eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created unique challenges for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). To address them, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a COVID-19 toolkit with communication resources explaining in plain language how people with IDD and caregivers can protect themselves from the virus.

A senior advocacy group says Social Security recipients will likely see a sizeable increase in their monthly checks next year, thanks to higher prices on consumer goods and rising inflation.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Highway 9, just yards away from Pogonip, is the vibrant Common Roots Farm. There, farmers water ruby strawberries, hearty kale and mesmerizing dahlias. Twenty different food crops and 30 flower varieties are tended to by volunteers and farm staff.

Disney made a big announcement that will change the way Guests will now experience the theme parks.

UN Human Rights’ headquarters in Geneva, Palais Wilson, one of the city’s historical landmarks, was lit up in purple on 19 August 2021 to mark the start of a global, 10-year campaign to empower people with disabilities and advance their human rights. Purple is the international colour for disability.