Ranking Names Best States For Disability Services

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

Feds Earmark Millions For Disability Housing Assistance

Federal housing officials are putting $120 million on the table to help thousands of people with disabilities access rental assistance.

In Push For Community Living, States Offered Incentives

A new program under the Affordable Care Act is offering states extra money in exchange for taking steps to keep people — including those with disabilities — out of institutions.

Accessibility Requirements Spark Debate

A growing number of cities are mandating that new homes include accessibility features like levered door handles and wide doorways, but not everyone sees merit in the requirements.

New Medicaid Waiver Rules Set To Take Effect

In a long-awaited move, federal officials are clarifying what counts as home and community-based services for people with disabilities.

Worries Run High As State Outsources Disability Services

Families are nervous as Kansas prepares to become the first state to put for-profit insurance companies in charge of in-home care services for residents with developmental disabilities.

Housing Proves Challenging For Adults On The Spectrum

Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests.

Neighbors To Pay $65K After Banning Accessible Vehicle

Federal officials say an HOA is going to pay after refusing to allow a family to park a special vehicle in their driveway that they purchased to accommodate their son’s disability.

At Institutions, Names Replacing Numbers

For over a century, the graves of people who died at state institutions in Minnesota were marked with nothing more than numbers. Now, an effort is underway to recognize each by name.

Apartments Accused Of Reverse Discrimination

An apartment complex designed to accommodate those with disabilities is under fire from federal officials for having too few typically-developing residents.

Brothers With Special Needs Fight To Stay In Family Home

Their house has no hot water, it’s filled with clutter and is otherwise in disrepair, but for three brothers with developmental disabilities it’s the only place they’ve ever called home.

Few Young Adults With Autism Living Independently

Young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents and least likely to live independently after high school as compared to those with other disabilities, researchers say.

Woman With Down Syndrome Prevails In Guardianship Dispute

In a closely-watched case centering on the rights of adults with disabilities, a Virginia woman has won the right to live with her friends rather than in a group home as her parents preferred.

Report: States Lagging On Community Living

States are failing to meet their obligations to transition individuals with disabilities out of institutions and into community settings, a year-long investigation finds.

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