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Strack & Van Til rolls out specially made carts for disabled children

Strack & Van Til rolls out specially made carts for disabled children

A stay-at-home mom in suburban Birmingham, Ala., realized she faced a problem when her disabled daughter, Caroline, outgrew the shopping carts at the local stores where she shopped.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Buzinec pursuing adult day care project

HOBART | A familiar name in the city is contemplating offering a service in Hobart that can help families living with adults requiring regular care.

May 09, 2014 7:39 pm

Opportunity Enterprises plans to add 40 more jobs

A Valparaiso-based nonprofit organization that assists adults and children in Northwest Indiana is hiring.

April 25, 2014 2:17 pm
Valpo student charged in sex assault on disabled woman

Valpo student charged in sex assault on disabled woman

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.

December 20, 2013 12:30 pm

Woman in wheelchair confronts intruder in Portage home

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.

December 20, 2013 10:18 am

South Shore Gary Metro Station accessible again for disabled riders

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.

December 09, 2013 7:59 am

South Shore Gary Metro station inaccessible for disabled riders

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.

December 04, 2013 2:10 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Illinois rebalancing care for developmental disabilities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Illinois rebalancing care for developmental disabilities

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.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Protesters want chance to be heard at NIRPC meetings

Protesters want chance to be heard at NIRPC meetings

CROWN POINT | Protesters waved signs and chanted Wednesday outside Crown Point City Hall over what they said is their right to free speech.

October 16, 2013 6:25 pm Photos

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M'ville event to offer special needs resources

MERRILLVILLE | An upcoming event will help take the guesswork out of finding resources for people with disabilities.

April 20, 2013 7:47 pm

Audio conference offers ADA information locally

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.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am
A boy, his dog and a big heart

A boy, his dog and a big heart

SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Nora and Dave Corder knew early on something was different about their son, Nate.

January 05, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

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…

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Report: Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

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.

November 24, 2012 6:30 pm
Legally blind PUC student perseveres in pursuit of law career

Legally blind PUC student perseveres in pursuit of law career

Allen Pennington understands what it takes to persevere and overcome difficulties.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am

Disability resource fair slated tonight at Gary Career Center

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.

May 17, 2012 12:00 am
Region parents struggle to get help for children with mental illness, disabilities

Region parents struggle to get help for children with mental illness, disabilities

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.

May 05, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Hobart camp for kids with disabilities to be on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Hobart camp for kids with disabilities to be on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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.

March 24, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Children's museum hosts athletic event for disabled kids

CHICAGO | As a successful college triathlete, Hailey Danisewicz swims, runs and bikes, despite having had part of her left leg amputated.

February 10, 2012 8:15 pm
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