Politics

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by a woman who says her son’s autism was caused by vaccines he received.

Photos Shine Light On Need For Medicaid Waivers

To educate both legislators and the public, a photographer is documenting the everyday lives of adults with developmental disabilities to highlight the need for critical support services.

Lawmakers Look To Rein In Alternative Diplomas

A new proposal in Congress would ensure that parents of students with disabilities are provided more information before their child is taken off track for a regular diploma.

FCC To Put New Focus On Disabilities

The federal agency tasked with regulating telephones, television and other communications technology is looking for advice on how to better serve people with disabilities.

White House Marks Passage Of ABLE Act

More than a month after enacting a law allowing people with disabilities a new way to save money, the White House is celebrating what’s being hailed as landmark legislation.

Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say

Just two days after a 19-year-old with intellectual disability gave birth, state officials took her newborn away in an act the federal government contends violated the woman’s civil rights.

Pentagon Report Claims Vladimir Putin Has Asperger’s

A newly-public 2008 report from a Pentagon think tank suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have Asperger’s syndrome.

Obama Budget Calls For Boost To Disability Programs

President Barack Obama wants Congress to halt planned cuts under sequestration and increase funding for special education and other programs for people with disabilities.

Measles Outbreak Reignites Autism-Vaccine Debate

Amid a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland, the debate over a now-debunked link between autism and vaccines is surfacing yet again.

Feds To Appeal Ruling On Caregiver Wage Protections

The Obama administration will appeal a court ruling blocking regulations aimed at providing minimum wage and overtime protections for in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities.

Disability Advocates Sharply Critical Of Plan To Ease Testing

As Congress looks to reauthorize the nation’s primary education law, advocates are blasting proposed changes they say would lead to lower expectations for students with disabilities.

High Court Considers If Medicaid Providers Can Sue Over Pay

In a case brought by developmental disability service providers, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing what recourse such agencies have if they believe Medicaid is paying them too little.

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