Disability Rights

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.

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.

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.

Guardianship Often Recommended Over Alternatives

Full guardianship is most frequently recommended for people with disabilities as they enter adulthood over other less-restrictive options, a new survey suggests.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Child Wrongly Removed From Mom With Disability, Feds Say

Just two days after a 19-year-old with intellectual disability gave birth, state officials took her newborn away in an act the federal government contends violated the woman’s civil rights.

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