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ADA Suit Against Disney May Expand

The number of families looking to sue Disney over changes to its theme park access policy for people with disabilities is growing substantially.

Suit Alleges ADA Violations At DMV

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.

Movie Theaters May Soon Be More Accessible

The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities.

Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police

Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.

Self-Advocates Train To Have Safe Encounters With Police

Beyond training police officers, there is a new effort underway to prepare people with developmental disabilities for potential encounters with law enforcement.

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Supreme Court Rules On Disability Caregivers

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.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Sues For Right To Compete

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.

Parents Sue Wal-Mart Over Arrest Of Daughter With Special Needs

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.

In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’

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.”

Parents Lose Bid To Bar Son With Special Needs From Marrying

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.

Supreme Court Rejects Bright-Line Test For Intellectual Disability

A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down a strict IQ cutoff for determining who has intellectual disability.

Judge Steps In So Man With Disability Can Wed

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.

Parents Accuse School Of Denying Son Over Diagnosis

The parents of a 3-year-old are suing in federal court after they say their son’s preschool acceptance was rescinded when school officials learned of his autism diagnosis.

At Congressional Hearing, Disability Training Urged For Police

The federal government needs to spend more to train law enforcement on how to approach people with disabilities, advocates told a U.S. Senate panel this week.

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