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Obama Signs Law Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility

The transition from school to work for students with disabilities will undergo sweeping changes under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday.

UN Disability Treaty Clears Senate Committee

Two years after rejecting an international disability rights treaty, the U.S. Senate is poised to reconsider the matter.

Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police

Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.

Feds Clarify Obligations To Kids With Autism

In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.

White House Adds New Disability Adviser

A fresh face is on board at the White House tasked with focusing on disability issues.

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Congress Passes Bill Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility

A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.

Validity Of CDC Autism Rates Questioned

With autism numbers rising every few years, some researchers in the field are sharply questioning the reliability of the government statistics.

Sheltered Workshop Eligibility May Soon Be Limited

Federal lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to require most students with disabilities to try competitive employment before they could be employed by sheltered workshops.

Autism Act Clears House

Congress is one step closer to renewing the nation’s primary autism legislation.

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.

Most States Deficient In Special Education

Federal education officials are dramatically altering the way they evaluate compliance with special education law and the change means far fewer states are living up to expectations.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.

Feds Seek Comment On Subminimum Wage Plan

The Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to ensure that federal contract dollars no longer go toward paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.

Study Points To Possibility Of Reversing Autism Symptoms

New research suggests that a decades-old drug may be able to reverse symptoms of autism and now the medication is set to be tested in children with the developmental disorder.

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