Construction In Oak Park Creates Added Obstacle For Residents With DisabilitiesConstruction chaos in Oak Park is causing headaches for some residents with disabilities who say the sidewalk closures are putting them in danger.
Man Rents Out Entire Theater After Mom With Special Needs Son Asked To Leave MovieA northwest suburban boy with special needs and his family enjoyed a carefree afternoon at the movies thanks to the stranger, who rented out an entire theater for them.
Resource Fair Helps Parents Of Children With Special NeedsThe 8th annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair at DePaul College Prep featured more than 70 exhibitors Sunday.
United Center Certified 'Sensory Inclusive'; First Sports, Entertainment Venue In ChicagoThe United Center announced Wednesday that it has been certified "sensory inclusive" by KultureCity, a nonprofit that advocates for those with sensory needs.
Paraplegic Football Coach Claims To Have Been Forced To Scoot Down Aisle, Off Of United FlightTyler Schilhabel, who is paraplegic, had a connecting flight in Chicago and says he had to "scoot all the way down on my butt" when United Airlines did not offer him an aisle chair.
'Changing Places' Restroom Increases Accessibility For O'Hare Passengers With DisabilitiesLocated at Terminal 2, the restroom features an adult changing table, motorized lift system and a wheelchair-accessible shower, toilet and sink.
Disabled North Side Woman Worried About Being Evicted By LandlordConnie Kasper said it took a lawsuit to get the property owner to move her to a new building where the problems haven't stopped.
Chicago Hospital Faces $18.5M Verdict For Boy's DisabilitiesThe Cook County court lawsuit says Charles Muhammad of Merrillville was born in 2006 with a buildup of fluid in the brain, spina bifida and other permanent impairments.
Overcoming Barriers By Disabilities Through The Nora ProjectNora's Project connects the children. The children do the rest. Focusing on their similarities, not their differences.
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.
Holiday ‘Sting’ To Target Disability Parking Spot Abusers At MallsIn addition to turkey and stuffing, this holiday season will bring a statewide crackdown on drivers at shopping malls who illegally park in spots reserved for people with disabilities.
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Ensures ADA Accessibility For Polling Sites By 2018The United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday a settlement with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to ensure accessibility of polling sites to persons with disabilities.
All-Inclusive Playground Set To Break Ground In Oak Lawn By SeptemberA playground for kids of all abilities and disabilities is in the planning stages in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.
State Offering New Identification Cards For The DisabledPeople with developmental disabilities can get wallet cards from the state of Illinois that might be useful if they find themselves in stressful situations with police.