Intensive home-visits by physical, occupational and speech therapists have been "a lifesaver," for little Haylee Crouse, her mom Amanda (left) told Shots. Haylee, who is now 2, developed seizures and physical and intellectual disabilities after contracting meningitis when she was 8 days old. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

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Ian Watlington, with the National Disability Rights Network, pauses at the doorway of a Washington, D.C., recreation center used as a polling place. He says the door, which has a stationary bar down the middle, would be too narrow for him to enter if he was in his motorized wheelchair. He can barely get through in his manual chair. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

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Hygienist Beth Rowan cleans the teeth of Lindsay Klecker, 31, who has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Rowan works at the Marshfield Clinic in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Alison Kodjak/NPR hide caption

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Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities

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Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

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Gary Linfoot was paralyzed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. He's one of the few veterans still using an iBOT, which allows him to rise up to eye level using Segway-style balancing technology. The wheelchair was discontinued in 2009, but may soon be reissued. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs

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Rosalind Alexander-Kasparik cares for her fiance, David Rector, who's trying to have his voting rights restored five years after a judge ruled that a traumatic brain injury disqualified him from casting a ballot in San Diego. Elliot Spagat/AP hide caption

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Disabled And Fighting For The Right To Vote

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Jason Olsen, a 39-year-old policy adviser for the Department of Labor, uses the Washington, D.C., Metro to commute to work three times a week. On the other days of the week, Olsen telecommutes from home to avoid the challenge of taking the Metro. Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

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Cheryl Woolnough, director of training at Patriot PAWS in Rockwall, Texas, works with Papi, a Labrador retriever. Lauren Silverman/KERA News hide caption

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Veterans Say Trained Dogs Help With PTSD, But The VA Won't Pay

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Michael Palone, 26, who has mild autism, originally diagnosed as Asperger's syndrome, is paid to assemble packages through a program run by The Arc in Union City, Calif. The program may close soon due to budget problems. Melissa Hellmann for KQED hide caption

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Kate Teague, a registered nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, in Palo Alto, Calif., holds a premature baby's hand. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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In Caring For Sickest Babies, Doctors Now Tap Parents For Tough Calls

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