Law

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.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail

Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

Teen With Disability Found Locked In Cage

Two adults were arrested after a 19-year-old man with a disability was found trapped in a cage that was chained shut.

Supreme Court Seeks Input On IDEA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh in on a case involving who should pay for private school tuition while special education disputes are litigated.

Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

Senator Looks To Ease Burden For Parents In IDEA Disputes

A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child’s school district.

People With Disabilities Held For Years Without Trial

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.

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.

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