Law

Lawsuit Claims State Mismanaged Funds For Waiver Services

Thousands of people with disabilities have been forced to wait months and even years for community-based services because more than $1 billion went unspent, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Airlines Encouraged To Better Serve Flyers With Disabilities

A new guide from the U.S. Department of Transportation is spelling out the rules air carriers must follow when dealing with travelers who have autism and other developmental disabilities.

State Says No To Medical Marijuana For Autism

An effort to make Michigan the first state to specifically approve medical marijuana to treat autism has failed.

Feds Clarify Rights Of Parents With Disabilities

The Obama administration is warning state and local officials not to discriminate against people with disabilities who have children or would like to.

Disney Doesn’t Want Executive Questioned In ADA Suits

Disney is battling a request to have one of its top executives sit for a deposition in controversial lawsuits over access to theme park attractions for people with disabilities.

Students With Disabilities Allegedly Handcuffed As Punishment

A sheriff’s deputy is facing a federal lawsuit after allegedly shackling two children with disabilities for misbehaving at school.

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.

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.

Justice Department Says Georgia Illegally Segregates Students

Schools are unlawfully segregating students with disabilities, federal officials allege, requiring them to use separate restrooms and special entrances, among other limitations.

YMCA Accused Of Excluding Boy With Down Syndrome

An Ohio mother is suing in federal court claiming that her son with Down syndrome was denied access to a camp for typically-developing kids and was instead limited to a segregated program.

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.

New Tool Helps Police Tailor Response To Those With Special Needs

A database that allows families to proactively offer information to police about the special needs of those with developmental disabilities is easing interactions with law enforcement.

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.

Boy Scouts Accused Of Kicking Out Teen With Asperger’s

After seven years participating in the Boy Scouts, the parents of a teenager on the spectrum are suing over the “improper and illegal” revocation of their son’s membership.

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.

Copyright © 2008-2015 Disability Scoop, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Reprints and Permissions