disability

Flyers Youth Special Hockey team
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2020 - 3:11 pm
After the Flyers finished practice in Voorhees, special guests joined them on the ice: the Flyers Youth Special Hockey team. Read more here.
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Shawn Aleong has built a name for himself by using his voice to advocate for others.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
January 24, 2020 - 8:01 am
Shawn Aleong, who has cerebral palsy, has built a name for himself by using his voice to advocate for others with disabilities. Read more here.
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Adaptive Halloween costumes
Target
July 23, 2019 - 10:12 am
By Sophie Sherry and Christina Zdanowicz (CNN) — Parents of children with disabilities often go out of their way to make creative Halloween costumes. This year, they will have the option to buy them at a big-name store. Target's Hyde and Eek! Boutique has unveiled two Halloween costumes adapted for...
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Patrick Bradley
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A lawyer from Collegeville who pleaded guilty to stealing from trust funds set up for people with special needs has been sentenced. The 17- to 34-year prison sentence for Patrick Bradley represents one year for each of his 17 victims, according to prosecutor Kelli...
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Dreamstime
February 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Barbie has been an astronaut, a teacher, an athlete and more. Now, the popular doll is becoming more inclusive. One in five Americans has a disability and now Barbies will too, says Julie Hensler-Cullen, director of quality and education at MossRehab. One doll will...
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A Blue Cross RiverRink staff member pushes Dougie Peterson on a sled skate during a free adaptive ice skating event.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sunday mornings at Penn's Landing's Blue Cross RiverRink have a different vibe than other days, because people with mobility restrictions who normally don't have the chance to skate get the ice all to themselves. These weekly, free adaptive ice skating events at the...
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Barbie
Mattel
February 12, 2019 - 3:54 pm
By Michelle Lou and Brandon Griggs (CNN) — Barbie's new looks could help fight the stigma around physical disabilities. In June, Barbie will debut a doll with a prosthetic leg and another that comes with a wheelchair. The new dolls are part of Mattel's 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line, which aims to...
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The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police brought Christmas and Disney joy to children on Sunday for its second annual party, designed specifically for FOP members who are parenting children with special needs.
Pat Toddy/KYW Newsradio
Pat Toddy
December 09, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police brought Christmas and Disney joy to children on Sunday for its second annual party, designed specifically for FOP members who are parenting children with special needs. Children and teenagers who are dealing with...
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