Politics

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.

Autism Tracking Device Proposal Gets Renewed Push

There is a fresh effort in Congress to secure $10 million in federal funds to provide free tracking devices to individuals with autism and other disabilities who are at risk of wandering.

Service Dog Dispute Prompts Civil Rights Complaint

A family is fighting back with a federal civil rights complaint after being told they would need to provide a handler in order for their son’s service dog to be allowed at school.

Caregiver Wage, Overtime Protections Struck Down

A federal judge has put a stop to a new rule requiring that in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities be paid minimum wage and overtime.

Self-Advocate Gets State Of The Union Invite

A woman with Down syndrome who was instrumental in lobbying for a law establishing a new way for people with disabilities to save money is now headed to the State of the Union.

Obama Signs ABLE Act

With his signature, the president has paved the way for people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts where they can amass more than $2,000 without losing government benefits.

With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations

As new rules roll out mandating better pay for in-home care workers, federal officials say states must not compromise the rights of people with disabilities in the process.

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.

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