NPR has embarked on a project to compile a database that doesn't exist yet - a list of all of the accessible playgrounds in the United States. And they're looking for your help.
Playing on a playground seems like a common childhood activity where physical activity meets social interaction. But, for some children with disabilities, playing along with other kids on those playgrounds isn't easy, or even possible.
Buying fuel can be a challenge for people with disabilities. Legislation awaiting action by the governor aims to make it easier. Illinois is making an effort to comply with federal disability law.
Illinois law says service stations are required to pump gas for people with disabilities. But in order to get that help, drivers have to honk or find some other way to get the attention of an attendant.
Ann Ford, with the Centers for Independent Living, says that can lead to frustration.
About 20 percent of seniors and people with disabilities will lose prescription drug coverage because of cuts in the Illinois state budget.
State officials are sending letters to 43,000 participants saying they won't qualify for "Illinois Cares Rx" as of Sept. 1. Those who are still enrolled will pay more out of pocket for their prescriptions.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon outlines how he will ask the General Assembly to reauthorize Missouri Rx, the state program that provides prescription drug assistance to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities, for five more years.