Four Hour Round-Trip School Bus Ride Leaves Disabled L.I. Girl In TearsA disabled Long Island girl has a ride home that’s two hours long, and it has been leaving her in tears.
No Comment From Christie On Program Forcing Some Disabled New Jerseyans To MoveNew Jersey families are fighting to keep their disabled relatives safe, and they say Gov. Chris Christiie is the man that holds the key to making it happen.
LI Sandy Victim Claims Motel Discriminated Against Her Due To DisabilityDeborah Robinson said she was turned away when she tried to stay at the motel because she walks with a cane following a stroke.
'Super Bowl Boulevard' Impacting Some Access-A-Ride ServiceThe MTA in a statement said it's doing its best to coordinate with Access-A-Ride customers. Even though the cross streets are still open, the MTA said it has to coordinate drop-offs around frozen zones.
Judge Rejects City's Evacuation Plans For The Disabled During EmergenciesA federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.
State Lawmaker: MTA Is Not Doing Enough For Disabled CommutersNew York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.
Disability Advocates Speak Out Against Airport Wheelchair AbusersIt's hard to pin down an official number for how many of the requests for wheelchairs are bogus, but one expert estimates it at 15 percent nationwide.
State Agency: Abuses Down Sharply At Facilities For The DisabledThe New York state agency responsible for care and services for the disabled said Monday that abuse allegations have declined sharply at state-run facilities.
N.J. Educators React To Federal Decision On School Sports For The DisabledA groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.
Police Investigate Death Of Mentally Disabled Man Eason Alonzio In East HarlemPolice say the 48-year-old victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive Tuesday in the rear seat of a Ford Econoline.
Amtrak Train Stopped By Downed Overhead WiresThere may be some delays because only two of the three tracks in that area are open.
Surf Lessons Open New Vistas For Disabled KidsLearning to surf is a rite of passage for teens in seaside communities around the world. But in recent years in communities from Long Beach, N.Y., to San Diego and Hawaii, children with disabilities ranging from near-blindness to autism have been joining the fun, amazing their parents, their counselors and themselves by hopping up on surfboards and riding the waves.