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Disabilities

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More Assistance Could Be On The Way For People In Our Area With Severe Disabilities

A new bill in congress called the Able Act, introduced by Senator Bob Casey is designed to help families of children with disabilities save money for long-term care.

04/17/2014

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Parents Raising Children With Disabilities Should Remember To Have “Me” Time

Raising a child with disabilities is stressful and parents need to be reminded not to forget they’re important too.

03/30/2014

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Local Program Offers Independence For Young Adults With Disabilities

A Narberth-based program gives young adults with disabilities an alternative to living at home or in a facility.

10/06/2013

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Play Without Boundaries At Please Touch Museum

‘Play Without Boundaries’ is a program for children with special needs playing out at museums across the country, including Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum.

06/25/2013

NJ Bus Company Settles Disability Notice Requirement

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey bus company that it claimed unfairly excluded passengers with disabilities.

05/29/2013

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Analysis: Governor Markell Shares Some Thoughts Going Forward

The governor of Delaware is now on a trip to India seeking new business for the state.

02/10/2013

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White House: Schools Must Give Disabled Students Equal Access To Athletics

When it comes to extra-curricular sports, the benefits often extend beyond the playing field. Now, the government wants to make sure all students have equal access to social and health benefits, cultivated through athletics.

01/25/2013

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Asperger’s Syndrome At Work

Offices value not just skill but also “corporate fit” – someone who fits in. But what does an office do with a worker who has Asperger’s syndrome?

12/03/2012

Asking An Employee About A Disability

So what is the law on what you can ask an employee about a medical condition?

11/14/2012

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Brotherly Love: Acting Without Boundaries

It’s hard being a teenager with a disability, especially if your dream is being in theater. Now, one woman who lived that is providing free acting and singing lessons for dozens of disabled young people.

09/25/2012

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Local Art Exhibit Showcases Work By Those With Disabilities

“All About Art” is MossRehab’s annual art exhibition that showcases hundreds of work by artists with disabilities.

05/27/2012

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The Disabling Nature Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. One percent of people will get rheumatoid arthritis in their lifetime.

05/16/2012

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Paralyzed Delco Woman Is Finalist In ”Best Mom on Wheels” Competition

Edna Escher-Gaston was driving on I-95 when her life changed forever, but she didn’t give up on life.

05/11/2012

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased by 17% since the late 90s and experts estimate 1 in every 110 children will have an ASD diagnosis, with males being four times more likely.

03/20/2012

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High-Tech Helps Kids With Reading Disabilities

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Kids who can’t read traditional books fall behind from the first day of school. Those with disabilities often must wait months for audio-books or a school employee to scan texts or convert […]

11/22/2011

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