While endorsement deals are one in a million for most professional athletes, very few Olympians swap sport for the sartorial. Continue reading From Special Olympian To High Fashion Model, Chelsea Werner Defies All Down Syndrome Stereotypes
Netflix has renewed Atypical, the critically acclaimed original series created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid Continue reading Netflix Renews Atypical For A Third Season
Hailey Dawson likes to be photographed with her 3D-printed hand front and center. Sometimes she curls it into a fist and flexes her biceps. Other times she keeps it flat as a pancake, elbow bent into a classic dab. Continue reading Hailey Dawson’s incredible journey to pitch at every MLB stadium with a 3D-printed hand
Justin Gallegos, a runner at University of Oregon, has made history by becoming the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy to sign with Nike. Gallegos, a junior with the school’s running club, made the announcement in an emotional video on his Instagram page. Continue reading Runner becomes first pro athlete with cerebral palsy to sign with Nike
The Baltimore Orioles want everyone to be able to root, root, root for the home team. Continue reading Baltimore Orioles Become First Pro Sports Team to Wear Braille Jerseys
In the world of professional modeling, Jillian Mercado is certain to stand out — the native New Yorker is one of the rare models in the U.S. with a physical disability.
Continue reading Jillian Mercado hasn’t let a wheelchair stop her from becoming a top model who reps Target and Beyonce
It can be hard to focus when Alice Sheppard dances. Continue reading Alice Sheppard Proves It’s Time To Redefine Virtuosity
In mid-April, Huey Lewis shocked fans when he canceled all upcoming tour dates, citing a battle with Meniere’s disease that robbed him of his hearing. While he hopes the health problems are treatable, the “Power of Love” rocker says he’s facing the possibility that he may never return to live performance. Continue reading Huey Lewis Opens Up About Sudden Hearing Loss: ‘I Haven’t Come to Grips with the Fact That I May Never Sing Again’
Esports is coming to the Special Olympics. The organization announced Tuesdaythat its first ever video game tournament will take place on July 2 as part of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.
Competitors have been chosen from qualifier events that took place at Microsoft stores last month, creating eight “Unified” teams that will consist of one athlete with and one athlete without an intellectual disability.
“Many of our athletes are avid gamers and research indicates playing video games can potentially boost cognitive and motor skills of people with intellectual disabilities,” said Beth Knox in the announcement, who is the president and CEO of this year’s games.
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Nearly one in five people have a disability, but just 2% of publicly available imagery depicts their lives. The photo company, alongside Oath and the National Disability Leadership Alliance, is working to change that. Continue reading Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos