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Top 11 Buzzworthy Disability Stories of 2015

This year was an exciting time for the disability community! Outside of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there were some great buzzworthy stories that we could not stop talking about. Here are our top picks - the good, the bad, and the exciting - in no particular order.

New muppet with autism

Sesame Street Introduces First Character with Autism


Man with down syndrome bagging groceries

Store Cashier Shocks Rude Woman Who Insults Worker With Down Syndrome


A barber lays on the ground, cutting the hair of a boy with autism

Barber Goes Above and Beyond To Cut A Boy With Autism's Hair


Superhero Hearing Aids

Inspired by Partially Deaf Son, Mom Designs Awesome Hearing Aids for Kids


A deaf young man smiling, happy

An Entire Town Secretly Learned Sign Language To Surprise Their Deaf Neighbor


Nike Shoe for People with Disabilities

Nike Designs a Sneaker for People with Disabilities


employees of an accessible hotel, staffed by people with disabilities

This Accessible Hotel is Staffed by People With Disabilities


a small child with down syndrome next to a screen cap of facebook post

Mom's Facebook post on Down syndrome goes viral


A dad with his children

Dad of a Boy With Down Syndrome Fired For Asking Co-Workers Not to Use Offensive Slur


blind mom smiling during an ultrasound

Blind Mom Goes In For An Ultrasound, Now Watch What The Doctor Does


Models, many of which are in wheelchairs, hit the runway

 Models with Disabilities Work New York Fashion Week

Are we missing any? Of course we are (Sorry, Nyle DiMarco, the latest winner of America's Next Top Model)! Comment below with your picks or tweet @Easter_Seals to let us know.

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