MD Receives $6.9M To Create Affordable Housing For Residents With DisabilitiesThe state has received $6.9 million in federal grant funding to create more affordable housing for residents with disabilities, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced Thursday.
Deaf Baltimore Amazon Employee Breaking Barriers At Retail GiantEduardo Tejeda had a simple goal when he came to work for Amazon in 2020.
Mother Claims IHOP Discriminated Against Toddler With No ArmsAn Arkansas mother is accusing a local IHOP franchise of discriminating against her three-year-old son who was born without arms.
9-Year-Old Girl With No Hands Wins National Handwriting ContestThe nine-year-old from Virginia has just won the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest's Nicholas Maxim Award.
Graffiti Artist Tagging For A CauseHow his work is helping the disabled.
Disability Advocates Chide Panel Following Death Of Ethan SaylorA state commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome should seek legislation mandating disability awareness training for police and other first responders, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities said Thursday.
Special Olympics Joins Catholic Charity For New ProgramSpecial Olympics International is launching a new program with Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services to help serve people living with disabilities in developing countries.
Md. Inmates To Train Service Dogs For Wounded VetsMaryland's prison agency is teaming up with a guide dog group to have jailed veterans train service dogs for wounded and disabled military veterans.
Rockville Gym Caters To Clients With DisabilitiesIf you think it feels good when you blow off some stress with a hard workout, slip into 15-year-old Jake Eisenstat's skin for a while. With a diagnosis of severe attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and executive dysfunction, the Potomac teen has so much trouble focusing that his parents school him at home. His stamina is poor, and the development of his spatial awareness is delayed.
Program Helps Those Who Struggle With WaterThe therapeutic recreation swimming program is one of 12 classes that make up the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks' therapeutic recreation program. Serving people in the county with developmental disabilities for more than 20 years, the programs offered throughout the year include bowling, cooking, music, fitness and singing classes.
Group Tries To Combat Discrimination Against Those With DisabilitiesMore than 20,000 Marylanders are living in nursing homes. One survey finds almost a quarter of them don't think they need to be there, but they feel trapped.
Special Education Costs Seen As Costly ServiceEducating students with disabilities -- a federally mandated responsibility -- is seen as one of the costliest services school districts must provide, and one of the last that can be cut.