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Texas Creates State Website For Children With Special Needs

A Texas task force has created what officials call a first-of-its-kind website designed to help families who have children with disabilities and special needs.

07/01/2015

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North Texas Special Olympics Squad Will Leave You Cheering

With pom-poms in hand, and relentless joy in their hearts, the cheer squad at Dallas’ Notre Dame school polishes their big routine: and they’re not at all territorial with their support.

CBS 11–03/06/2015

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Wendy Davis TV Ad Touches On Greg Abbott’s Disability

A new television ad by Democrat Wendy Davis focuses attention in the Texas governor’s race on Republican Greg Abbott’s use of a wheelchair, accusing him of not siding with victims like himself.

10/10/2014

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South Texas Ex-Marine Says VA Wrongly Classified Him As Dead

A Houston-area veteran who as a Marine served two tours in Iraq has been trying to convince the Veterans Affairs Department that he’s not dead.

06/18/2014

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North Texas Man, EEOC Sue Wal-Mart For Discrimination

A Keller man claims that he was discriminated against because of his age and disability while working as a manager for Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on his behalf.

03/14/2014

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Students Accused Of Bullying & Beating Disabled Teen

Jacob Cramer is shy and won’t talk much these days. He sits on the couch at home, because he’s scared to leave his house. He finally told his mother how two students cornered him in the locker room and beat him up.

CBS 11–11/19/2013

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Texas Iraq War Vet Faces Eviction As Disability Claim Lags

A McKinney military veteran has waited nearly a year for the Department of Veterans Affairs to act on her disability claim while facing eviction notices from the landlord of her McKinney apartment complex.

CBS 11–09/20/2013

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How To Tell Signs Of Dementia From Normal Aging

New studies suggest that noticing you are having memory or thinking problems could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association lists these 10 warning signs, plus advice on how to tell them from normal age-related changes.

07/17/2013

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Disabled Weatherford Man Files Lawsuit Against Six Flags

Clint Bench has been to Six Flags dozens of times and ridden the ride many times before, but he was told in May, because he has no hands, he couldn’t get on the ride.

02/14/2013

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US Government Orders Equal Opportunity On The Playing Field

The U-S Department of Education has issued a directive to the nation’s schools requiring that disabled children be given the same access to athletic programs as any other student.

CBS 11–01/25/2013

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Aging Workforce Strains Social Security, Medicare

An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government’s two largest benefit programs.

04/23/2012

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Car With Handicapped Plates Ticketed For Parking In Handicapped Spot

“It makes no sense to me,” a Dallas lawyer said, “and no one has tried to explain to me why that’s an offense.”

12/12/2011

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