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Michigan Radio Reports on Struggles of Student Loan Borrowers with Disabilities

NPR Michigan Radio’s Clare Lombardo reported in December that roughly 365,000 student loan borrowers were identified as possibly being eligible for loan discharge as a result of permanent disabilities that keep them from employment (1). These borrowers, however, have not gotten their due loan relief.  This most often happens because they aren’t aware they could…

Jesse Reiter Contributes Additional $5,000 to Reiter HIE Research Fund

In 2018, ABC Law Centers owner Jesse Reiter established the Reiter HIE Research Fund with the goal of supporting research into treatments for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). He recently contributed an additional $5,000 to this important cause. The Reiter HIE Research Fund supports the work of Dr. John Barks and colleagues at Michigan Medicine,…

Maryland Researchers Stress Importance of Car Seat Screening for Premature Infants

New research from the University of Maryland illuminates just how important it can be for premature babies to undergo car seat safety screenings. Because preemies have underdeveloped organs, they are at high risk of injuries during labor and delivery (birth injuries), as well as in early infancy (1). Traveling by car can be especially dangerous…

Relationships Between Parents of Children with Disabilities

Child-rearing can have profound effects on marriages and relationships between parents. For parents raising children with disabilities, the effects may be heightened.  This is not to say that these relationships are doomed to failure. Many parents of children with disabilities report enduring, happy relationships, and some note that their parenting experiences strengthen their bonds with…

University of Michigan Researchers Invent Augmented Reality Game to Improve Inclusion of Kids with Disabilities

Recently, there have been notable advances in technology that allow kids with disabilities to engage in more equitable competitions with non-disabled peers. For example, the organization AbleGamers is working hard to promote adaptive video game technology, such as Microsoft’s new adaptive controller for Xbox (which you may recognize from this viral Superbowl commercial). However, when…