Law

Mom Accused Of Abandoning Son With Cerebral Palsy In Woods

A mom is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly abandoning her 21-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and quadriplegia in the woods for days.

Unfit For Trial, Many With Special Needs Stuck Behind Bars

Many people with developmental disabilities are languishing in jail simply because they’ve been deemed unfit to stand trial and treatment facilities are unavailable.

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.

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.

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by a woman who says her son’s autism was caused by vaccines he received.

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.

Feds To Appeal Ruling On Caregiver Wage Protections

The Obama administration will appeal a court ruling blocking regulations aimed at providing minimum wage and overtime protections for in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities.

High Court Considers If Medicaid Providers Can Sue Over Pay

In a case brought by developmental disability service providers, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing what recourse such agencies have if they believe Medicaid is paying them too little.

Disability-Related Hate Crimes Down

The number of reported hate crimes targeting people with disabilities fell last year, the FBI says.

Supreme Court To Weigh Police Obligations Under ADA

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could set standards for police treatment of people with disabilities.

States Ranked On Court Accessibility

A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.

Disney Facing More ADA Suits

A battle over disability access at Disney theme parks has been renewed, with more than two dozen separate claims filed against the entertainment company.

Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say

The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties.

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