Arizona is the place to be when it comes to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new national ranking.
As they prepare for their wedding, a New York couple with special needs is headed to court to fight for the opportunity to live together once they become husband and wife.
In what Justice Department officials are hailing as their third landmark ADA agreement in as many years, one state will make strides toward enhancing community living for people with disabilities.
For much of his adult life, Jeremy Collins was heavily supervised in a group home. But today, the 31-year-old with Down syndrome has his own townhouse, all thanks to technology.
A retirement-style community just for individuals with developmental disabilities is moving forward, even as some remain concerned that the idea is nothing more than a fancy institution.
Economics alone don’t appear to be enough to settle the emotionally-charged debate surrounding the future of institutions for people with developmental disabilities.
The federal government is opening the door to billions of dollars to help individuals with disabilities access care in the community as opposed to institutions.
A class action lawsuit claims three Texas residents with intellectual disabilities have been institutionalized for a combined 130-plus years without any review and they may not be alone.
Some Indiana state workers suggested dropping adults with developmental disabilities at homeless shelters if they cannot be cared for at home, state legislators were told this week.
The lawmaker who introduced legislation to expand independent living options is speaking out in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after self-advocates heckled her.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resorted to yelling parts of a speech Tuesday over the voices of protesters in wheelchairs calling for “our homes, not nursing homes.”
In three separate actions Tuesday, the Justice Department called out a handful of states for allegedly failing to provide community living options for residents with disabilities.
Medicaid in-home care services are proving an easy place for lawmakers to cut, but the changes are putting some residents with disabilities in a tough spot.
The Justice Department says Arkansas is giving residents with developmental disabilities a “draconian choice” of living in institutions or receiving no assistance whatsoever.
A poll released Wednesday indicates that a majority of Americans support legislation that would allow people with disabilities to choose community-based care over nursing homes.