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Coronavirus Strains Safety Net for People With Disabilities

About one in four Americans has some form of disability, making them more vulnerable to Covid-19 BY ELIZABETH KOH, STAFF WRITER, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Published: April 20, 2020) Damian Gregory worries about the things that have quickly become normal to worry about in the coronavirus era: Is there Clorox at the grocery store this […]

Hurricane Dorian News

In Bahamas, a Blind Father Wades to Safety, His Disabled Son on His Shoulders Image

By RACHEL KNOWLES, THE NEW YORK TIMES (Published Sept. 5, 2019 Updated Sept. 6, 2019, 11:50 a.m. ET) NASSAU, the Bahamas — The roof had blown clean off. Outside, the ocean surged, swallowing the land. Brent Lowe knew he had to escape — and take his 24-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy and can’t walk, […]


Walmart’s new corporate policy may cost man with cerebral palsy his job

WNEP/CNN REPORTS MONROE TOWNSHIP, PA – Adam Catlin has been a greeter at the Walmart store near Selinsgrove for about 10 years. “When the customers come in, I greet the customers,’ Catlin explained, “and then if they have a return, I scan it and put a sticker on it.” He loves his job and doesn’t […]

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More small businesses look to expand opportunities for disabled workers

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, ASSOCIATED PRESS, CHICAGO SUN TIMES NEW YORK — On any weekday morning, Miles Thornback is working on marketing campaigns for real estate agents or dealing with tricky tech issues at the office. Thornback, who has cerebral palsy, got hired three years ago at the RE/MAX Prestige real estate agency in Costa […]


New Blood Test Could Predict Cerebral Palsy Risk in Premature Babies, Study Suggests

By ASHRAF MALHAS, Ph.D, CEREBRAL PALSY NEWS TODAY A blood test that identifies changes in specific molecules through a tiny amount of blood collected days to weeks after birth could be used to predict the risk of cerebral palsy in premature babies, a study suggests. The study, “MicroRNA Profile Differences in Neonates at Risk for […]