VALPARAISO | Pleas of not guilty were entered Friday morning on behalf of a Valparaiso High School student charged with sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman.
PORTAGE | A 65-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair was watching television in her bedroom early Friday when she heard noises and discovered a masked man in her kitchen.
GARY | An elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station are back in service after being shut down due to a failed inspection last week.
GARY | A failed inspection on Wednesday on the elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station forced both to be taken out of service indefinitely, making the station inaccessible to disabled commuters.
Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took office, Illinois institutionalized more people than any other state in the nation. We are now changing under the direction of the governor to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
CROWN POINT | Protesters waved signs and chanted Wednesday outside Crown Point City Hall over what they said is their right to free speech.
MERRILLVILLE | An upcoming event will help take the guesswork out of finding resources for people with disabilities.
GARY | ADA and Law Enforcement: Understanding the Issues is a free audio conference offered by ADA-Indiana from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Arc Northwest Indiana, Main Office, 2650 W. 35th Ave.
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Nora and Dave Corder knew early on something was different about their son, Nate.
Twins Abigail and Noah Thomas, 8, ride on the motorized wheelchair of their mother, Jenn Thomas, on their way to a school book fair in Arlington Heights, Ill. Thomas, a 36-year-old mom who has cerebral palsy, says her twins occasionally complain about having to do a few extra chores around t…
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet, advocates say, barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent.
Allen Pennington understands what it takes to persevere and overcome difficulties.
GARY | AccessAbilities, Inc. is sponsoring a disability resource fair from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Gary Career Center, 1800 E. 35th Ave.
No one can hear Jennifer Smith's screams. The South Haven resident keeps them buried — locked behind the facade of a woman who has it all together. Smith's 11-year-old son, Jacob, screams for her.
HOBART | A Hobart YMCA-based summer camp for kids with developmental disabilities will be highlighted on a national TV show airing Sunday night, Michelle Higel said.
CHICAGO | As a successful college triathlete, Hailey Danisewicz swims, runs and bikes, despite having had part of her left leg amputated.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | ContMid Group stepped up to the role as premier sponsor of SouthSTAR Services' St. Patrick's Day Gala once they learned that proceeds were going to fund a new, holistic approach to learning.
VALPARAISO | Being legally blind, hearing-impaired and unable to walk won't keep Len Pera from being a motivational force -- "thorn in the side," he said -- on the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disabilities.
Hammond Mayors Commission on Disabilities will meet Jan. 10.
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