Daphne Beal (right) and her sister Cecily, who is developmentally disabled and legally blind. Daphne says that when they're together, they revert to the things they've done since they were kids. Courtesy of Daphne Beal hide caption

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When One Sibling Is Developmentally Disabled

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Living With Face Blindness: Who Are You, Again?

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Iraq vet Chris Rader takes an advanced vision test designed to spot hemianopsias and other vision problems. Rader’s hemianopsia prevents him from seeing any of the lights on the left side of the panel. Amy Standen/KQED hide caption

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Some Veterans Return With 'Hidden' Vision Problems

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Olivia's mom, Tamara, reads to her in the family's living room in Lincoln, Ill. Her father John and brother Brian are on the couch. Olivia Welter is 20 years old, now. She breathes with the help of the portable ventilator on the back of her wheelchair. She can't speak. She can't move. She can't even close her eyelids--her eyes are wide open. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home

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Katie Beckett fits herself with a vibrating vest that helps clear mucous from her lungs. A nurse comes over to her apartment in Cedar Rapids to help her do this twice a day. On the wall to the right are pictures of Katie as a child with Ronald Reagan. This story starts twenty-nine years ago with an angry President Ronald Reagan. <> We just recently received word of a little girl who has spent most of her life in a hospital. <> The little girl in the hospital was three-year-old Katie Beckett. Because of a brain infection, she needed to be hooked to a ventilator at night to breathe. Her parents wanted her home. Her doctors said she'd be better off at home. And it'd be cheaper, too: Just one-sixth the cost. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Unfriendly Skies? Blind Passengers Sue United

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Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Cancer'

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Experimental Therapy For Sore Heels Has Skeptics

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Finding Support For Children With Disabilities

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Can Cognitive Exercise Speed Up Dementia?

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What Now For Federally Funded Stem Cell Work?

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