Politics

Lawmakers Urge Feds To Listen To Autism Self-Advocates

Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to take into account the concerns of self-advocates as the federal government works to implement new autism legislation.

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail

Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

Teen With Disability Found Locked In Cage

Two adults were arrested after a 19-year-old man with a disability was found trapped in a cage that was chained shut.

Wheelchair Ad Sparks Controversy In Divisive Governor’s Race

How and when it’s appropriate to reference a candidate’s disability are at issue in a closely-watched governor’s race in one of the nation’s largest states.

White House To Spotlight Disability Employment

Ten people from across the country will be honored at the White House this week for their efforts to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Feds Delay Enforcement Of New Caregiver Pay Rule

The Obama administration says it will delay enforcement of a new rule granting federal minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities.

Supreme Court Seeks Input On IDEA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh in on a case involving who should pay for private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

White House To Convene Disability Summit

For the first time, a White House event will bring together experts from across the country to address the unique health and fitness concerns of those with disabilities.

Former Students Offered Make-Up Special Education Services

A federal judge is ordering one state to offer services to some 1,800 former special education students who were forced out of public schools two years early.

Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

Lawsuits Often Fail To Satisfy Either Side Of ADA Coin

No matter which side they’re on, the people involved in disability access lawsuits seem to have one thing in common: supreme frustration.

Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.

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