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Global Press Journal

Myagmarsuren Battur

17 August 2021

Darkhan, Darkhan-UUL Province, Mongolia

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The Mongolian Association of Sign Language Interpreters launched a free social media service that provides interpreters for people with hearing impairments. Using Facebook Messenger, the service allows clients to use ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Gianluca D'Elia

5 August 2021

Arizona, United States

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Three years after Arizona added people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to the list of people who can trigger a public alert when they go missing, advocates say the state enjoys better coordination from...

The Connecticut Mirror

Dave Altimari

6 July 2021

Vernon, Connecticut, United States

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Grassroots volunteer groups are helping people across the country make COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Get Out the Shot: Los Angeles has 100 vetted volunteers who have booked 300 appointments through the group’s system...

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Laura Saracino

18 May 2021

Italy

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Albergo Etico prepares people with disabilities for work in the hotel industry, using training based on the Montessori method. The "download" method helps people learn job skills at their own pace, translating lessons...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

25 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic shut down school buildings and led to many people working from home in New York City, a city child care program was launched to give children a place to go while they were learning from h...

Texas Observer

Kimberly Meyer

5 October 2020

Texas, United States

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What started as an informal support group in Texas for undocumented workers who had been injured while working, has morphed into a mutual aid organization that helps connect immigrants and those who are uninsured with...

NPR

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

30 July 2020

United States

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Congress' passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 30 years ago made life-changing advances for millions of people with all manner of disabilities. Beyond removing physical barriers and opening education, employ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miranda Cyr

8 April 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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A nonprofit organization in Texas is helping Hispanic and immigrant families navigate "a complicated health system for children with disabilities" by providing access to resources and support. Offering resources such ...

Transitions Online

Eugenia Dolgaya

20 March 2020

Gomel, Belarus

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A residential home for disabled children in Gomel, Belarus is setting an example for similar facilities by changing the model of care. Designed with the goal of reuniting the children with their families, the facility...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Debbie Kelley

12 January 2020

Colorado, United States

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An inclusion program established by lawmakers in Colorado allows intellectually disabled students to attend their choice of several colleges throughout the state. Mentors and staff help guide students through their ye...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

28 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Students with intellectual disabilities often have limited options when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education. Washington State University is the first college in the state to offer students the opportunity to...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

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Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

25 December 2018

Colorado, United States

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What began as an individual project for a family adapting toys for their children with disabilities to use and communicate with has turned into a global non-profit operation. With a dedicated volunteer base and a frug...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

10 October 2017

Mozambique

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In Mozambique, people with disabilities face a series of barriers to success and independence, ranging from education to the workplace. In partnership with Young Africa, the international organization Light for the Wo...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

7 October 2016

Bloomington, Illinois, United States

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A new online course called REST provides volunteers in Illinois with the necessary skills and a certification to provide short term care for people with disabilities, allowing for their loved ones and long-term caregi...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

5 October 2016

Lisle, Illinois, United States

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Part 1 of the Caregivers Crisis series: As parents of adults with disabilities face their own struggles with aging, health, and mobility they often find themselves at the frayed end of their resources. The Parent Supp...

NPR

Angus Chen

1 July 2016

Geel, Belgium

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Institutionalizing the mentally ill can exacerbate their symptoms, while dehumanizing them and taking away opportunities for agency. For centuries, the town of Geel in Belgium has a government-funded program that plac...

The Atlantic

Carly Berwick

23 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Congress’s proposed rewrites of the law now known as No Child Left Behind, including the Senate’s widely touted Every Child Achieves Act, would weaken federal provisions meant to track the academic progress of student...

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Jacob Templin

5 February 2014

Delaware, United States

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A Delaware professor began retrofitting toy cars for young children with disabilities and founded Go Baby Go. For children too young to use wheelchairs there are few solutions for mobility. Go Baby Go provides a fun m...

NPR

Matt Stiles

11 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Playgrounds that are accessible for children with special needs can be difficult to find. NPR launched a national crowd-sourced guide called Playgrounds for Everyone, which invited individuals to add playgrounds that ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

26 June 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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For parents, few things are more terrifying to contemplate than the fate of a disabled child who survives them - will he have to be institutionalized if there is no one ready to take on his care? In Vancouver, the Pla...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

18 February 2013

The Woodlands, Texas, United States

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A few years ago, a genetic sequencing test was so difficult and expensive that it was generally only available to participants in research projects like those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. But the pr...

The New York Times

Gareth Cook

29 November 2012

Denmark

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Thorkil Sonne's experiences with his own gifted, autistic son led him to start a company called Specialisterne, founded on the idea that - given the right environment - some autistic adults could not just hold down a ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 June 2011

Ballerup, Denmark

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Individuals who have Aspergers Syndrome and autism experience difficulty in conforming to workplace norms and find themselves unemployed. Specialisterne, a Danish company, has opened employment opportunities for them....

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

23 June 2011

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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The Jaipur Limb organization based in India has developed prostheses at low cost, and services are free for the poor. The organization’s efforts have recently spread to other countries with impoverished people. Jaipur...

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