Long-Delayed Caregiver Wage Protections To Take Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court has paved the way for an Obama administration rule mandating minimum wage and overtime for in-home caregivers assisting those with disabilities to be implemented.

Feds: School Resource Officers Must Be Mindful Of ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing in on the responsibilities of law enforcement officers stationed at schools when they interact with children who have disabilities.

Obama Administration Sues School Over Service Dog

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing an elementary school for allegedly barring a student with disabilities from bringing her service dog to class unless a handler comes too.

Neighbors Headed To Mediation In Autism Public Nuisance Suit

The parents of a boy with autism and two couples who sued alleging the child’s behavior made him a public nuisance have agreed to court-supervised mediation.

Neighbors Defend Suit Alleging Boy With Autism A Nuisance

Two couples who filed a lawsuit claiming that their neighbors’ son with autism became a public nuisance say they only turned to the courts because the family refused to rein in the child.

Life Sentence In Disability Hate Crimes Case

A woman charged with holding adults with mental disabilities captive for years so she could steal their benefit checks has pleaded guilty in a deal sparing her a potential death sentence.

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.

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