Jun 22, 2018

The economics of disability

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Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender.

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Mind the gap: Navigating the transition from pediatric to adult health care

Jun 22, 2018
Getting the right health care once you outgrow your pediatrician can be tricky if you have a disability.
[Image description: A wide shot of a doctor’s office in San Francisco. On the left, a patient in a gown sits on an examination bed while the doctor checks her breathing with a stethoscope. The patient has short brown hair and is sitting with her hands clasped in her lap. On the right, there is a set of counters, with various medical equipment laid across the surface.]
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Special education costs add up for parents, schools as federal law remains underfunded

Jun 22, 2018
For the first time, schools are legally required to make special education meaningful. But they've been given no additional money to make it happen.
[Image Description: Numerous toys are spread across a child’s playground. The ground is sandy. A pink children’s seat is in the middle of the image, with a yellow toy truck and multi-colored doll house behind it. In the background is a blue set of benches.]
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5 things you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Jun 22, 2018
It's the most important civil rights law protecting people with disabilities.
[Image Description: A close up shot of a bright blue handicapped parking sign. In the background is a tree and other vegetation in front of a red brick wall.]
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Navigating the job market as an American with a disability

Jun 22, 2018
One look at the challenges people with disabilities face.
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Got questions about disability in America? Here's your resource guide

Jun 22, 2018
A reading list from the informational to the literary.
[Image Description: A young woman lays on her back, holding up a book to read in the sunshine. She is wearing a light-colored shirt, blue jeans and a pair of sunglasses. In the foreground is a blurred out individual propped up on her elbows. They are sitting in a field of green grass, with small flowers growing around the area.]
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When suing your school kicks off a life of advocacy

Jun 22, 2018
Suing your own school comes with a financial toll of its own.

What it's like to have an invisible disability at work

Jun 22, 2018
Three people open up about asking — or not — for accommodations on the job.
{Image Description: An overhead shot of two people sitting at a desk in an office setting. The individual on the left is holding a folder and is writing notes on a notepad, while the individual on the left is mid-gesticulation. The desk is a dark brown, and has various objects placed on top, including a phone and a remote control.]
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Inside the world of adaptive rowing

Jun 22, 2018
Seattle rowing team Seize the Oar creates community for athletes with disabilities.
[Image description: A rower from Seize the Oar is setting up to practice on Lake Washington in Renton, Washington. She is wearing black tights and a lime green top. She is wearing dark rimmed glasses, and her hair is in a ponytail, tucked inside of the green and black baseball cap. She has multiple tattoos across both of her arms and has small gauges in her ears. She is slightly smiling as she puts on the boat’s safety straps.]
Courtesy of Teal Sherer/Seize the Oar

Finding community at a rehabilitation hospital

Jun 22, 2018
Inside a stroke support group at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California.