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Top 17 Disability Stories of 2017

2017 was a rollercoaster! From exciting developments in accessibility to challenging debates around public policy that impact people with disabilities, these are the moments that kept us talking.

*Stories are in order from beginning to the end of the year.

Madeline Stuart   Model with Down Syndrome Runs the Runway with New Fashion Line

#DisabledandCute  Twitter Trend #DisabledAndCute Empowers People with Disabilities

Supreme court building  The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Julie from Sesame Street  Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of 'Sesame Street'

self driving vehicles  Self-driving buses and cars give us a peek into the future

air powered wheelchair  Air-powered waterproof wheelchair debuts at Morgan's Wonderland

Chris Pratt  Chris Pratt Turns Up the Volume on Questions of Accessibility

disability advocates  Disability Advocates Take Action for Health Care

target  Target Introduces Clothing Line for Kids with Special Needs

Comic book character with down syndrome  The First Comic Book Character with Down Syndrome Hits Stands

The Good Doctor  TV Show's Popularity Puts Spotlight on Real Doctors with Disabilities

Google accessibility  Google Gets Serious About Mapping Wheelchair Accessibility

first autistic woman in public office  First Openly Autistic Woman Elected to Public Office

CVS  CVS Opening Mock Stores to Train People with Disabilities

Wonder  'Wonder' Creates Buzz and Sparks Discussion

AirBnB  AirBnB Gets an Accessibility Upgrade with New Partnership

Drew Brees  Drew Brees Builds an Inclusive Playground for All Kids

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