KENNER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces dozens of criminal charges related to the beating and sexual abuse of a 26-year-old man with cerebral palsy.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Four-year-old Jack Carroll loves to move.
The Pensacola preschooler barely sat still in his stroller as his parents, Mike and Danielle Carroll, rolled him into the...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy told the United Nations on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The death of a 9 year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was under the care of a single mother with seven other special needs foster children is prompting reforms at Rhode...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has added cerebral palsy to a list of conditions for which people can register to use medical marijuana.
The Latest on Walmart's handling of store greeters with disabilities (all times local):
At least two Walmart store greeters with cerebral palsy have accepted new roles at...
As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles...
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan high school basketball teams set rivalry aside during their last regular season game so a student team manager with cerebral palsy could fulfill his dream of...
LIVINGSTON, Mich. (AP) — Kanton DeClercq was helped out of his wheelchair and taken to the circle in the center of the wrestling mat.
When the referee's whistle blew, the fifth-grader from...
A beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for...
Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who's been welcoming customers with a huge smile and a hearty hello for more than a...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez's aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her paraplegic.
But now the young Venezuelan dancer is pursuing her lifelong passion in a wheelchair — and hoping to put her career back on track — thanks to a contemporary dance company that is helping disabled people perform.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When Cooper Dawson finally decided which college he would sign with, the senior defensive lineman from South Carolina let his friend Kingsley Feinman make the announcement.
It was a moment to remember because Feinman was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wisconsin man with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair is creating an app he hopes will make traveling more accessible for those with disabilities.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers in New Orleans and Seattle have a five-year federal grant to study whether muscle power training can help children with cerebral palsy walk better.
Lead researcher Noelle Moreau of Louisiana State University says therapists in each city will train 24 children who already can walk.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother has been charged with accepting money and cocaine in exchange for letting men sexually assault her 14-year-old daughter who authorities say has cerebral palsy and the mental capacity of a 2- to 3-year-old.
BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Walmart is praising a cashier who painted a disabled woman's fingernails after a salon turned her away because her hands shake from cerebral palsy.
Ebony Harris skipped her break during a recent shift at a Walmart in Burton, Michigan, to help Angela Peters. The women know each other because Peters often shops at the Walmart store.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a man's life prison sentence in the death of an Oklahoma man who had cerebral palsy and delayed cognitive reasoning.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Tuesday affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of 45-year old James Jones, who was convicted in Tulsa County of the June 21, 2015, death of 27-year-old Chazz Holly of Talala.
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man with cerebral palsy has gotten his wheelchair back the day after it disappeared from his home.
James Norris reported his wheelchair stolen Wednesday night after it was taken from where it was charging outside his home in Malden.
Norris says the motorized wheelchair allowed him to get around independently, and without it he had to rely on his parents and a manual wheelchair.
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Mikayla Fauss had lived nearly all of her 14 years feeling burdened by cerebral palsy. It was a weight on her, impeding her movement and preventing her from doing what she most wanted to do: run.
But an apparently successful and life-changing surgery in December has relieved much of the spasticity in her body's lower half, allowing her to chase her dream in her very first race during the Joplin Memorial Run later this month.
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A family in Kentucky says a woman fatally shot her disabled granddaughter and then killed herself.
Samantha Castillo tells WAVE-TV that her 14-year-old daughter Aurelia, who had cerebral palsy, was killed by her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, who then killed herself.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It happened 30 years ago, but the memory still stings.
"Go home, damn Yankee!" a classmate at Gallatin High School wrote in her yearbook when Trishia Warrick graduated.
Warrick and her family moved to Sumner County from Michigan when she was in eighth grade, and students treated her as an outsider from "up North" until she went to college.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is charged with felony neglect after authorities say her 8-year-old son with cerebral palsy went unfed and wasn't given his medication.
WFTS-TV reports 39-year-old Linda Courter was arrested Thursday after child protective investigators removed three children from her care earlier this month.
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
The American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said that Rosa Maria Hernandez was returned to her family Friday. Her parents brought her into the U.S. from Mexico in 2007, when she was a toddler, and they live in the Texas border city of Laredo.
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
The ACLU and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said that Rosa Maria Hernandez was returned Friday afternoon to her family. Her parents brought her into the U.S. from Mexico in 2007, when she was a toddler, and they live in the Texas border city of Laredo.
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday to demand that it release a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy detained by Border Patrol agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
HABERSON, Del. (AP) — Alyssa Hudson's face was filled with joy before she even mounted the saddle.
But after she was atop Portrait, the dark bay horse that was hers for the morning, she was glowing with delight.
The 15-year-old teen from Millsboro has cerebral palsy, and this is more than just a fun weekend experience she's been taking part in for a decade — it's a form of therapy.
HOUSTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who entered the United States from Mexico without permission a decade ago is potentially facing deportation after having to cross a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas for emergency gallbladder surgery, a family lawyer said Thursday.
Immigration advocates are protesting Rosa Maria Hernandez's case and say Border Patrol should show more discretion in the cases of sick children who are in the U.S. illegally but need medical treatment.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who was caught on video sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a Pennsylvania store has pleaded guilty to simple assault.
Twenty-nine-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. of Georgetown, Delaware, entered his plea Monday. The May 10 attack outside a West Chester convenience store was recorded by the store's surveillance camera and showed Baker mocking the man before punching him in the face without warning.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of having sucker-punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking him is scheduled for trial Monday after the apparent collapse of a plea deal.
Twenty-nine-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. was expected to enter guilty pleas to simple assault and flight to avoid apprehension in the May 10 assault outside a West Chester convenience store that was caught on surveillance video.
COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a United Cerebral Palsy employee falsely reported that her co-worker, whom she previously dated, had sexually abused a resident at a home for the vulnerable on Long Island.
Fifth-three-year-old Judy Campbell, of Amityville, was arrested Wednesday on charges of falsely reporting an incident. Information on her lawyer wasn't immediately available.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say an Austin woman is accused of neglecting her 26-year-old son afflicted with cerebral palsy, leading to his death.
Erica Yanet Flores is being held in the Travis County Jail under $75,000 bond on a charge of injury to a disabled individual by omission.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — While growing up in Harris County, Jarret Buice was teased because of what cerebral palsy prevented him from doing. Now this 33-year-old Fortson resident motivates able-bodied folks because of what he does despite the congenital brain abnormality that impairs his movement and muscle control.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking him is headed to trial.
Barry Robert Baker Jr. was in the West Chester district court for less than five minutes Tuesday in agreeing to head straight to trial on charges he punched a man with cerebral palsy after mocking the way he walked. The incident was caught on a convenience store's surveillance camera.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of sucker punching another man because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy was expected in court.
Tuesday's preliminary hearing will determine whether 29-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr., of Coatesville, must stand trial on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for an attack police say was captured on a convenience store's surveillance cameras.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of a videotaped attack on a man with cerebral palsy is now also facing charges he hid from authorities in a hotel room rented under another name.
Prosecutors said Friday they've charged 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr., of Georgetown, Delaware, with flight to avoid apprehension during a two-week manhunt.
SPRING HOPE, N.C. (AP) — One local woman has turned the challenges of her life into a way to serve others.
Spring Hope native Jesse Sykes, 26, graduated last month from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a master's degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health. Her master's thesis dealt with the impact of cerebral-palsy on care-givers during the transition from adolescent to adulthood.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — George Bradley refused to take no for an answer.
Instead of letting his physical limitations stop his competitive drive — which others wanted him to do — he found a life-long competitive outlet and place for fellowship as a young man in weightlifting. Now 60 years old, Bradley is lifting with some of the best.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 10 high school students from the Wichita area have been retrofitting toy ride-on cars for children with disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and dystonia.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. (AP) — A beaming Tyler Neitz clutched the hand of Logan Leiby when he stopped at his Hummels Wharf home for a visit early Saturday evening.
It was a similar gesture the friends shared a few days earlier when Leiby, a junior at Selinsgrove High School, escorted Neitz to his high school commencement and sat with him throughout the ceremony.
"It's like a security blanket, holding hands, because he tenses up," said Leiby.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities have arrested a man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
The Chester County sheriff's office says 29-year-old Barry Baker Jr. was arrested Monday in Uwchlan (YEW-klin) Township. The court docket lists Baker's hometown as Georgetown, Delaware.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Legal problems are mounting for a Pennsylvania man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the bench warrant for 29-year-old Barry Baker for violating parole and failing to appear for a separate domestic relations matter Thursday.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Police in West Chester are charging 29-year-old Barry Robert Baker Jr. of Coatesville with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for an attack captured on the store's security cameras .
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — He is literally unforgettable.
HK Derryberry, at age 26, is the young man who remembers everything.
Derryberry and Jim Bradford, 73, recounted their remarkable story and how they unexpectedly met during an event hosted April 4 by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Kingsport.
Bradford, a Brentwood, Tenn., retiree, reached out to Derryberry when he was 9 years old and they have been friends since.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man is spending his time altering electronic toys for children across the state with special needs.
Inspired by his 8-year-old son Evan with cerebral palsy, Aaron Miller uses his toy-tinkering station in his garage to adapt electronic toys. The toys then fill the shelves at United Cerebral Palsy's seven tech toy lending libraries across Nebraska, the Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/2nb5Yil ) reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class.
The justices ruled unanimously that federal disability laws might allow Ehlena Fry to pursue her case in court without first having to wade through a lengthy administrative process.