Latest Disability sports News

Versace to Emporio: Men's looks shine, literally, in Milan

Jun. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the times that fashion houses are seeking new ways to reach their audiences, and slotting menswear into womenswear shows by now is...

Sports center settles food allergy discrimination complaint

Jun. 9, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A community sports center in Danbury has settled a federal discrimination complaint filed by the parents of a child with food allergies. Federal prosecutors say the Danbury Sports Dome has agreed to change its policies to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act after it was...

Special Olympics Rhode Island holds state summer games

Jun. 1, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Special Olympics Rhode Island is holding its annual state summer games this weekend. The games are expected to draw 1,500 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and 4,000 family members to the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown. The events kicked off Friday and conclude Sunday...

Disabled people learn to play golf at W.Va. course

May. 25, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) — Community members with limb loss and other physical challenges worked on the golf range to learn how to golf or how to return to the game of golf. The May 18 event was hosted by Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics at the Parkersburg Country Club. First Swing Learn to Golf, a program of...

Analyst Deb Antonelli raises over $80K for Special Olympics

May. 21, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Special Olympics has always been near and dear to basketball analyst Deb Antonelli. Her 21-year-old son Frankie is a Special Olympics athlete who just completed his sophomore year in Clemson University's LifeProgram. She wanted to do something to help raise money and awareness for South...

Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

May. 13, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024. Under a budget amendment sent to Congress Monday evening, the administration would use an...

Coach accused of raping Special Olympian, threatening him

May. 9, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A former coach for a county Special Olympics soccer team is going to trial on charges of raping a player with intellectual disabilities. The Reading Eagle of Pennsylvania reports Michael Sheldon was ordered held without bail after a preliminary hearing Thursday. He was charged in March...

Polarizing but enduring Cabinet member: Education head DeVos

May. 6, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

When President Donald Trump visits a school, it's usually for a campaign rally, not a classroom tour. At his latest State of the Union address, he mentioned education just once. On Twitter, he has used the word "education" six times while in office, compared with 500 uses of the word "border." Education, it's...

Paralympian strives to help people with disabilities

Apr. 21, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jacqui Kapinowski has battled cancer, bacterial meningitis — twice — and a rare neurological disorder that robbed her of the use of her legs. Through it all, the 56-year-old Tequesta resident hasn't stopped rowing, racing and teaching. A two-time U.S. Paralympian and...