CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners are requesting the County Council appropriate an additional $140,000 next year to contribute to the Arc Northwest Indiana and Tradewinds.
HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue University Calumet conference.
Rhythm exercises at TradeWinds.
GARY | Speakers at a forum Friday on civil rights focused on access and equity, as well as creating a permanent structure where such issues can be discussed and debated.
Prejudice: Any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
It was good news when the US Senate did not approve the acceptance of the United Nations Treaty on Disability. If they had approved it, the UN would have been able to assume the regulation and control of all people with a disability as a world government function.
CHICAGO | A federal lawsuit contends a Chicago-area woman was wrongfully fired from her job because she has a prosthetic leg.
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.
Sometimes you have to wonder which people are really the handicapped ones.
LAKE STATION | A Merrillville couple hopes to help the needs of the area's developmentally disabled through proceeds raised from a new thrift shop.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana judicial group honored a Times reporter Friday for her ongoing coverage of the struggles of families throughout the state in obtaining services for children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.
World-class swimmer Amy Chapman, of Batavia, Ill., practices at the Academy Bullets Swim Club at Marmion Academy in Aurora, Ill. Chapman plans to try out this month for the U.S. team for the Paralympics Games, to be held this summer in London.
World-class swimmer Amy Chapman, of Batavia, Ill., poses for a photo at the Academy Bullets Swim Club at Marmion Academy in Aurora, Ill. Chapman plans to try out this month for the U.S. team for the Paralympics Games, to be held this summer in London.
BATAVIA, Ill. | World-class swimmer Amy Chapman has been a frequent visitor of the prosthetist's office since she was a toddler, getting fitted with new pairs of legs year after year.
Salk Elementary School fourth-grader Madalyn Massey shoots a ball while playing with Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball players during a disability awareness month event Friday. Head Coach Keith Wallace and three of his players showed the Merrillville students how they play without use of th…
Salk Elementary School fourth-grader Michael Hubbard plays with Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member Mack Hill, of Chicago, on Friday at the Merrillville school.
Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball player Mack Hill passes the ball while demonstrating the game for students Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville for disability awareness month.
Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member William Smith, of Hammond, shows students how to dribble Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville.
Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member William Smith, of Hammond, shoots the ball during a demonstration of the sport to students Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville.
PORTAGE | National Alliance on Mental Illness of Porter County will offer peer-to-peer classes beginning April 3.
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