Politics

Schools Accused Of Forcing Out Special Education Students

Advocates are accusing schools across one of the nation’s largest states of using truancy laws to funnel kids with disabilities off their rolls.

Guidance Sought On Rights Of Flyers With Autism

Weeks after a teen with autism and her family were booted from a United Airlines flight, advocates are calling on federal authorities to remind air carriers of their responsibilities.

Feds Probe Disenfranchisement Of People With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that people with developmental disabilities have been illegally denied the right to vote when placed under conservatorships.

Supreme Court Punts On Special Ed, ADA Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court chose not to rule on whether the ADA applies during police encounters the same day the court said it would not consider a closely-watched special education case.

Main Street Fighting Back Against Flurry Of Accessibility Suits

A nonprofit that’s filed dozens of disability access lawsuits is looking to bring criminal charges against those who violate the ADA, but now business owners are vowing to fight.

Under New Law, Self-Advocates To Train Police

Self-advocates will take a role in training police on interacting with people who have developmental disabilities under a first-of-its-kind law.

In First, State To Ban Subminimum Wage

With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

New Disability Liaison On Board At White House

There is a new staffer at the White House tasked with addressing the needs of the disability community.

New Rules Expected For Medicaid Managed Care

As a growing number of states rely on private insurers to cover those with developmental disabilities, regulators are set to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care in a decade.

Feds Put Brakes On Special Education Cutbacks

With a new rule, federal education officials are telling schools not to skimp on funding for special education.

Dozens Of Self-Advocates Arrested At White House

More than 50 disability rights activists were arrested Monday while protesting outside the White House.

Restraint And Seclusion Mandate Advances In Senate

A plan to rewrite the nation’s primary education law is set to go before the U.S. Senate and it now includes a provision related to restraint and seclusion in schools.

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