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Pope Francis embraces a boy prior to his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Pope's hug embraced everyone with disabilities, dad says

Apr 4, 2013

The father of a boy with special needs, whose iconic hug from Pope Francis has captured the world's attention, says... Read more

Tim Harris. Courtesy of Tim's Place.

Young entrepreneur's life defined by dreams, not disability

Mar 22, 2013

Despite only being 27 years old, Tim Harris already has a lengthy resume. The New Mexico native has won more... Read more


Spanish group calls for bolstering of disabled children's rights

Nov 21, 2012

On Universal Children's Day marked worldwide on Nov. 20, the organization Down Spain called for increased protection of the rights... Read more

Bishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore, Pakistan.

Court dismisses blasphemy case against Christian teen

Nov 20, 2012

The Islamabad High Court has dismissed all charges leveled against a disabled Christian girl accused of violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law.  Read more


Advocate says disabled have right to live, experience God's love

Aug 7, 2012

In response to societal discrimination against those with disabilities, a blind Spanish advocate says people with handicaps have the right... Read more

L'Arche volunteer washes the feet of a community resident.

Portland charity celebrates 25 years of serving disabled community

Aug 5, 2012

The Portland, Oregon branch of an international charity that uses interpersonal relationships to serve people with developmental disabilities will celebrate... Read more