A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child’s school district.
Whether or not they committed a crime, defendants with intellectual disabilities can spend years — and in some cases, decades — locked up with no opportunity to argue their innocence.
The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.
Just because she has a disability, Pam Dickens must prove every year that she’s a safe driver in order to keep her license. Now, Dickens and others are suing to get the requirement dropped.
The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.
Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.
Beyond training police officers, there is a new effort underway to prepare people with developmental disabilities for potential encounters with law enforcement.
Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.
In a case that could have broad implications, the U.S. Supreme Court says home care workers — including those caring for their own kids with special needs — can’t be forced to pay union dues.
A 24-year-old with Down syndrome is suing in federal court after he was allegedly denied the opportunity to compete in the sport he loves due to his disability.
A routine trip to Wal-Mart ended with a 25-year-old with special needs in handcuffs after store officials falsely accused her of stealing hair ties. Now, the woman’s family is suing.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.”
It’s going to take a lot more to keep a 27-year-old group home resident from marrying the woman he loves than a court ruling and his parents’ objections.
A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down a strict IQ cutoff for determining who has intellectual disability.
A man unable to marry for more than a year because of his disability will get to tie the knot thanks to a federal court order.