Stories tagged: disabilities
UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020
“Providence Playspace,” made possible by a $1 million contribution from the health care provider, will open on Havermale Island near the U.S. Pavilion this fall, city leaders said Wednesday.
Tue., April 9, 2019
Washington needs a meaningful solution with a robust state investment that provides students with disabilities the resources they need to access their basic education, regardless of where they attend school.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
On December 18th, The Spokesman-Review reported on a young woman severely affected by autism and enrolled in Shadle High School’s ABLE (Autism Behavior Learning Environment) program, and her father’s efforts …
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.
Thu., May 17, 2018
Players with disabilities, who use gaming as a form of entertainment but also as a way to interact and connect with others, have been cobbling together options for nontraditional controls …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
The Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
An audit says a state-funded program that aims to help elderly low-income people and those with disabilities get care to stay in their homes has failed to fully protect them …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
After raising five biological children, the Betzers started serving as foster parents. (They fostered 43 children in all, according to a national award citation.) Eventually, they decided to adopt one …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
Report: Lakeland Village among institutions criticized for ‘track record’ of neglect, abuse of disabled
Disabled people living in four Washington-state run communities have choked to death, been sexually assaulted, denied basic treatment and given the wrong medication, according to a report released Wednesday by …
Tue., July 18, 2017
The city of Seattle has agreed to install or fix 22,500 curb ramps throughout the next 18 years as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a federal lawsuit filed …
Wed., July 12, 2017
Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities.
Sun., June 11, 2017
This ability field, the first of its kind in the Spokane area, is designed to be a “literal game changer” for athletes with disabilities.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
If you thought getting around in the snow was tough in your car, try using a wheelchair on ramps that aren’t shoveled
During the winter, Ed Kennedy has learned to call ahead before he goes anywhere. Kennedy, an advocate at the Center for Independent Living, uses a manual wheelchair to get around. …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
On May 8, 2012, my life changed forever. I had just left my first day at a new job as general manager at a very large optical retailer. I was …
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
SEATTLE – JoHanna Pratt, a 32-year-old, developmentally disabled woman, said she’d like to be able to take walks by herself, to visit friends and to participate in Special Olympics softball …
Thu., April 21, 2016
As self-driving cars move toward becoming a reality for the general public, many blind or aging people and those with disabilities see a new opportunity for mobility approaching.
Wed., April 20, 2016
An 11-year-old boy from Post Falls won first place in an international competition with his invention of Ability App, which gives people with disabilities information about accessibility.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Merry Glen, a nonprofit family cooperative, is a unique option in long-term care for people with disabilities.
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
The tactless, self-centered zombie, ever an easy target, is the perfect antagonist in a series of new TV spots about the best ways to interact with people with disabilities. Four …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
OLYMPIA – More than 15,000 people who qualify for a program to aid the disabled are on a waiting list and receive no services because there’s not enough money, a …
Mon., July 22, 2013
MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping children with disabilities in nursing homes.
Tue., June 4, 2013
Using a freestyle stroke to cut through the water, Kim Sutton draws praise from her poolside coach, Jaime Hopoi. Sutton, 18, crosses the pool in a straight line, rather than …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed an executive order to help promote hiring of people with disabilities within state government and the private sector, according to a release. Currently, only 36 …
Thu., April 25, 2013
A local organization that helps young children with disabilities adapt to school life now has to adapt its own fundraising practices to comply with Spokane’s new panhandling laws. The Spokane …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
About 40 college students volunteer at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake through a program called College In-Resident Volunteers. The program allows students to volunteer in exchange for housing on Lakeland’s …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012
Transit riders with disabilities have a new place to go for help getting around Spokane. The Spokane Transit Authority has opened a mobility center at the Plaza, 701 W. Riverside …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
When Christopher Griffin fills out job applications, he knows his work history stands out for the wrong reason. He hasn’t held a job since 2005, well before the recession. The …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
Jennifer Bermingham blossoms when she gets on a bicycle. The developmentally disabled 39-year-old hadn’t ridden one for years because of physical limitations but was able to enjoy riding once again …
Sun., May 29, 2011
The Ferry County courthouse is accessible to people with disabilities thanks to the tenacity of a St. Maries couple. Les and Mary Burton’s complaint last August to the Washington State …