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Tax-Free Disability Savings Bill Headed To Obama

The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to send legislation to the president establishing a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.

Disability Champion Leaving Congress

After 40 years on Capitol Hill, a U.S. senator who shaped the Americans with Disabilities Act is leaving his post.

Special Ed, Disability Programs Unscathed In Budget Deal

A spending plan making its way through Congress is a win for people with disabilities, advocates say, more for what it doesn’t do than what it does.

Feds: IDEA Still Applies When Students Incarcerated

Kids with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education complete with academics, therapies and other supports even if they’re locked up, federal officials say.

House Approves Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.

Lawmakers Poised To Vote On ABLE Act

Congress is set to act this week on legislation that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

States Ranked On Court Accessibility

A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.

Vote Planned On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.

Toymaker Wants Playtime To Be More Inclusive

The maker of childhood classics like Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh and Connect 4 is looking to ensure that kids with developmental disabilities know how to engage with its toys too.

Clock Ticking On Plan For Disability Savings Accounts

Advocates are pushing Congress to act before the end of the year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say

The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

Jerry Seinfeld: ‘I Think I’m On The Spectrum’

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he believes he may be on the autism spectrum.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May Be Underreported

There may be many more children than previously thought with developmental disabilities resulting from alcohol exposure during pregnancy, researchers say.

Justice Department Monitoring Disability Access At Polls

Federal officials are fanning out across the country on Election Day to ensure that voters — including those with disabilities — don’t encounter barriers to casting their ballots.

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