With the nation’s primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government’s approach to the developmental disorder.
Sixty disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House Monday.
A new poll finds that those touched by disabilities are turning out to vote in high numbers and care deeply about candidate views on supports and services.
More than three-dozen disability rights activists were arrested while protesting near the White House gates Monday.
News that the lawmaker responsible for crafting the ADA plans to retire next year is leaving disability advocates pondering a future without their staunchest ally on Capitol Hill.
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.
A congressional hearing on autism planned for later this week is being hailed as a once-in-a-decade milestone but it’s not without controversy.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to tap Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate is bringing debate about Medicaid and other disability programs to the forefront.
A leading national advocacy group is calling for a summit this fall in an effort to mitigate divisiveness within the autism community.
In somewhat of an about-face, prosecutors backed off a requirement that all 74 disability activists arrested at a Capitol Hill protest last month appear in court.
In an unusual move, more than 70 disability advocates arrested last month during a Medicaid protest at the U.S. Capitol are being forced to return to Washington to appear in court.
The White House has canceled plans for a series of regional disability conferences expected to take place this spring and summer, but the reason the meetings fell apart isn’t entirely clear.
A national group launching this week is one of a growing number of opportunities for people with disabilities to take a lead in the advocacy community.
Some 150 disability advocates from across the country headed to the White House Friday for a day-long powwow and they got a surprise visit — from the president himself.
The former head of an Autism Society chapter is accused of stealing as much as $80,000 from the group, but that’s not stopping her from hosting a conference keynoted by Temple Grandin.