Developmental Disabilities News
Special education teacher helps student overcome disability
Greg Carlson has had to overcome learning disabilities throughout his life, but when he met his high school teacher, Megan Gross, learning became a lot easier. “It was always a joy to come in here and she’s just a wonderful teacher because she’s helped me a lot through my four years of high
School video shows young boy with autism dragged down a hallway by teachers
After the prosecutor decided not to file charges, the boy's mother posted the surveillance video on Facebook.
Judge: Wrongly imprisoned man must have competency exam
A man freed after 30 years on death row will undergo a competency evaluation as a judge considers whether his lawyers in a civil suit are properly representing him
Wrongfully convicted man weary of protracted civil case
A man freed from death row after 30 years says he's grown weary of a tense debate over whether his current lawyers are helping themselves to too much of his wrongful imprisonment compensation
Miss Teen USA calls win 'absolutely life changing'
The newly crowned Miss Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, reveals how her aunt inspired her to advocate for improvements in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities.
Miss Missouri Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff is crowned Miss Teen USA 2017
Meet the new Miss Teen USA: Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff! Miss Missouri beat out 51 contestants, from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia , to take home the crown Saturday night inside Phoenix Symphony Hall in Arizona. The 17-year-old Kansas City native impressed judges and the audience
Michelle Obama honors late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at 2017 ESPYs
One of the most emotional moments at the 2017 ESPYs was when former first lady Michelle Obama honored the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and the organization now stands as the world's largest sports organization for
Michelle Obama to honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver at ESPYS
ESPN has chosen Michelle Obama to help posthumously honor Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The former first lady is presenting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Shriver's son, Timothy Shriver, during ABC's broadcast of the ESPYS awards Wednesday in Los Angeles. Timothy Shriver chairs
Video shows nurse allegedly abusing 2-year-old with special needs
Parents were an hour away at their oldest son's basketball game when they witnessed the nurse allegedly pinch, slap, and hit their toddler with a rolled up magazine on their nanny cam.
'Making a Murderer' subject scores court win
A federal appeals court ruled that Brendan Dassey's confession, seen in the Netflix documentary and taken when Dassey was 16-years-old without any adults present, was coerced, setting into motion Dassey's possible release from jail.