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.
Minnesotans Celebrate 25 Years Of Americans With Disabilities ActThe 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is being celebrated across the country, and right here in Minnesota. President George Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.
Horse Therapy Program Just Short Of Fundraising GoalA horse therapy program that helps severely-disabled children has a new home. WCCO first reported on the Hold Your Horses program in February. They were in immediate need of a new home and also needed to raise $50,000 for the move.
Twin Cities Disabilities Film Fest To Feature Shorts ProgramMinnesota filmmakers are being invited to submit entries to a new shorts program at this year's ReelAbilities Film Festival Minneapolis-St. Paul. The festival is looking for films by or about people with disabilities that explore and celebrate diversity. Minnesota filmmakers of all abilities are welcome.
Minnesotans With Disabilities Pleased With New LawThe ABLE Act is hoping to help people with disabilities "Achieve A Better Life Experience" by setting up tax advantages savings accounts, similar to college savings plans.
Holidazzle Critics Say It’s Crammed, Lacks AccessibilityThe Holidazzle Village is back open Tuesday after a water main break closed the village on Monday. But that's not the only fix they've had to make since opening a few weeks ago. The Holidazzle Village is drawing crowds of people into downtown Minneapolis, according to Leah Wong from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. "Weekend attendance is amazing and we're seeing a nice flow throughout the week as well," Wong said.
How Honeybees Are Helping Minnesotans With DisabilitiesHoneybees are helping to change the lives of some Minnesotans living with disabilities. Just last year, Midwest Special Services in Shoreview started a bee keeping program for its clients, making a sweet difference in their lives.
EEOC Sues Minnesota Home Health Care ProviderA federal agency is suing a Minneapolis area home health care provider for allegedly discriminating against a former employee with a disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Monday against Baywood Home Care.
Minn. Disability Council: Please Keep Sidewalks Clear It's been a rough winter to get around for everyone, but it can be especially tough for people with disabilities. The Minnesota State Council on Disability reminded people Friday about the importance of clearing out sidewalks, curbs and transit stops. Council member Colleen Casey says people with disabilities, like herself, need a clear path to be able get to work, school or the grocery store.
U Of M Research Discovers Way to Regenerate MusclesIt's being called breakthrough research by medical journals around the world, and it's happening at the University of Minnesota.
Nonprofit Aims To Find Work For People With DisabilitiesMost of us take for granted that we're physically and mentally able of getting a job. But four out of five people with disabilities don't take part in the workforce. A local nonprofit is trying to change that, with the help of some very large local businesses.
‘Cars For Courage’ Hurting After Thief Tows Car From LotAt first glance, the cars in a lot off Brooklyn Boulevard may look old or forgotten. But to Kelly Buttler and Cars for Courage, they represent a new chance. So, she was shocked when a thief stole a car directly from their lot.