Politics

Justice Department Clarifies Service Animal Rules

Federal officials are further clarifying the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities who rely on service animals amid continued confusion.

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

The nation’s governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.

Investigations Target Federal Disability Program

A program that distributes billions in federal dollars each year to secure work for people with disabilities is accused of failing at its very mission amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

Cruise Line Agrees To ADA Accommodations

The world’s largest cruise company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over complaints that many of its ships do not offer access to passengers with disabilities.

Obama: ADA ‘Fight Is Not Over’

In marking a quarter century since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act became law, President Barack Obama said much more work is yet to be done.

Gun Access May Be Banned For Many With Disabilities

Seeking tighter controls over firearms, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if their monthly disability payments are handled by others.

Justice Department Says Georgia Illegally Segregates Students

Schools are unlawfully segregating students with disabilities, federal officials allege, requiring them to use separate restrooms and special entrances, among other limitations.

YMCA Accused Of Excluding Boy With Down Syndrome

An Ohio mother is suing in federal court claiming that her son with Down syndrome was denied access to a camp for typically-developing kids and was instead limited to a segregated program.

Feds Aim To Help College Students With Disabilities

Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education.

Complaint Alleges ADA Violations In Conservatorship Proceedings

A disability-rights group is alleging widespread civil rights violations of those with intellectual disabilities who are under limited conservatorships in one of America’s largest cities.

First Lady To Attend Special Olympics

First lady Michelle Obama is headed to Los Angeles next month to cheer on athletes with disabilities at the Special Olympics World Games, organizers say.

IRS Proposes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

Six months after a federal law paved the way for tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, officials are providing details on how they expect the new program to operate.

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