No one likes to be scolded for using the “wrong” language. But we must be willing to change our habits as attitudes and language change.
As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?
Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.
Unpredictable violence, chaotic outbursts and countless trips to the emergency room. What happens when an autistic teenager becomes unmanageable at home?
Defense lawyers had argued that the Malaysian man should not be executed because he was not fully capable of understanding his actions and had been coerced.
We’re still finding out how much learning loss children experienced.
Readers discuss both the challenges and the joys of raising children with disabilities.
The Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a challenge to the law, which requires that defendants in capital cases who are intellectually disabled prove it “beyond a reasonable doubt” — a phrase that was inserted in error.
After meeting the parents of children with a range of disabilities, she decided almost on the spot to start a clinic to treat such children exclusively.
The halting of executions and the guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery case have given us the slightest bit of hope for change.
Recent rulings, including one turning down a death row inmate’s request supported by the prosecution, offer telling glimpses of the state of capital punishment.
The man, a Malaysian with an I.Q. of 69, was caught trying to smuggle an ounce and a half of heroin in 2009. Some are calling his planned hanging a human rights violation.
Ernest L. Johnson, 61, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday for killing three convenience store employees during a robbery in 1994. Supporters say his intellectual disabilities make the execution unconstitutional.
In New York City, hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities didn’t receive special education services during remote learning.
In Northern California, a region troubled by fire, many people with disabilities live in rural areas that lack the resources to support them during disasters.
Special needs kids need lessons on healthy relationships as much as everyone else — maybe even more.
The California attorney general’s office filed charges against Salvador Sanchez, a former Los Angeles officer who shot Kenneth French at a Costco while off duty in 2019.
Federal funding should not automatically favor smaller settings over larger ones for people with disabilities.
Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, half brothers with intellectual disabilities, spent three decades in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl before DNA evidence implicated someone else.
Funerals for the victims of the mass shooting in Colorado were being held this week. Teri Leiker, a beloved employee at the King Soopers store for 31 years, was among them.
People with disabilities are disproportionately employed in industries that have suffered in the pandemic.
James Glawson, 76, sexually assaulted six young men, including one who is developmentally disabled, Rhode Island authorities said.
The Supreme Court declared it was unconstitutional to execute intellectually disabled people. On Thursday, we’re set to do it anyway.
The Trump administration has resumed federal executions after a 17-year hiatus. I witnessed the latest one.
People with intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders are three times more likely to die of Covid-19, compared with patients without the conditions, a new analysis found.
For special-needs students, trying to return to the classroom, or just staying at home, presents a new set of challenges.
He survived 13 years of neglect and abuse, including sexual assault, at the notorious Pennhurst State School and Hospital outside Philadelphia before emerging as a champion for the disabled.
Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges.
Millions of young people grew up knowing the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act as a birthright. They now demand its guarantees — and even more.
The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.
Bobby Moore, 60, had been the center of a landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his death sentence because he is intellectually disabled.
Your child may have setbacks during the school shutdown. But remember, schools will open again at some point and help get things back on track.
When children help with the education of a brother or sister with special needs, the outcomes are often good for both.
A Manhattan man with autism was sent to a quarantine facility after his mother had symptoms of the coronavirus and died.
He was one of a group of men with disabilities who worked for substandard wages at a turkey plant but found justice. He succumbed to the new coronavirus.
Remote learning has proved challenging for students who need intensive one-on-one guidance.
Parents and educators have embarked on a desperate scramble to avoid dire academic outcomes for some of the city’s most vulnerable students.