Disability advocates are calling for the Justice Department to investigate the death of a man with Down syndrome who was restrained after refusing to leave a movie theater.
As a picture emerges of the men suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon last week, so too are connections between the tragedy and the disability community.
The Obama administration is looking to become directly involved in a class-action lawsuit that has people with developmental disabilities seeking greater employment opportunities.
Days after a grand jury determined there was no crime in the death of a 26-year-old with special needs who was restrained by law enforcement, the Justice Department is keeping a watchful eye.
A new law in North Dakota will make the state the first in the nation to prohibit abortion as a result of genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome that are detected prenatally.
Through a nationwide effort, state leaders from Delaware to Utah are implementing policies and developing partnerships to boost the number of people with disabilities in the workforce.
Nearly $98 million in rental assistance is headed to states to help thousands of people with disabilities live in the community.
A New Mexico woman and her boyfriend are facing child abuse charges after police say they left an 8-year-old with developmental disabilities locked in a wooden cage while they went to a movie.
For the first time, federal officials are telling school districts that they must offer students with disabilities equal access to school sports.
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.
Thanks to a diplomatic spat, the future is very much in limbo for two Russian orphans with Down syndrome whose expected adoptions by American families are now in doubt.
A grass-roots effort calling on the U.S. government to formally recognize American Sign Language is poised to get an official response from the Obama administration.
The Obama administration is suing a Southern California city for allegedly using zoning laws and discriminatory enforcement measures to keep out group homes for people with disabilities.
With the presidential election decided, there’s a sense of relief among disability advocates in Washington, but new uncertainty is setting in with a series of deep budget cuts on the horizon.
With just two weeks before election day, laws in more than half of states mean that some people won’t be able to cast a ballot simply because they have a disability.