Politics

Supreme Court Rules Against Disability Providers

Developmental disability service providers cannot sue to force state Medicaid programs to raise their reimbursement rates, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

Report Finds More States Limiting Restraint, Seclusion

Though federal efforts to restrict the use of restraint and seclusion in schools have stagnated, an analysis finds a growing number of states have implemented laws to curtail the practices.

Lawmakers Call For Tougher Truancy Penalties For Special Ed

Stiffer penalties could soon be in store for parents in one state whose children skip school, but the harsher punishment would only apply to those with kids in special education.

Disability No Barrier For New White House Receptionist

Charged with welcoming world leaders and handling the official guest book, the newly-appointed White House receptionist just happens to be deaf.

Disability-Related Education Complaints Trending Up

Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation’s schools.

Despite Setback, Feds Push Forward On Caregiver Pay Protections

The Obama administration is pressing states to be ready to provide minimum wage and overtime pay to in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities.

Supreme Court Considers Police Obligations Under ADA

In a case before the nation’s high court, justices are weighing the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act during encounters with law enforcement.

White House Honors Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A film about a high school student with a disability is one of 15 that is being honored by President Barack Obama.

ABLE Accounts Get Green Light In First State

Three months after federal law established a new way for people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits, the legislative hurdles are over in one state.

States Moving Forward On ABLE Accounts

Just months after federal lawmakers created a way for people with disabilities to save without risking their government benefits, most states are working to make the new accounts available.

Thousands With Disabilities To Get Rental Assistance

Millions of dollars are heading to over two dozen states to help people with disabilities access community-based housing and support services.

Obama Task Force Urges Improved Police Interactions

A presidential task force is encouraging police departments across the nation to be more mindful of their dealings with people who have disabilities.

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