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Rule On Overtime Pay For Caregivers Prompts Pushback

Officials in one state say that new federal rules requiring overtime pay for caregivers could mean diminished services for people with disabilities and increased institutionalization.

Down Syndrome Laws Stir Debate

A growing number of states are requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by accurate information about the disorder, but not everyone is pleased by the new mandates.

Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops

A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.

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.

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.

Voters With Special Needs Allegedly Disenfranchised

Thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being illegally denied the right to vote, advocates say.

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.

Most States Deficient In Special Education

Federal education officials are dramatically altering the way they evaluate compliance with special education law and the change means far fewer states are living up to expectations.

State Earmarks $11 Million To Keep 6 In Institution

Lawmakers have slated $11 million to keep open an institution that houses just six people with disabilities — and could soon have as few as four — thanks to a protracted legal battle.

New Rules May Mean Jobs For Nearly 500,000 With Disabilities

Advocates say new rules requiring federal contractors to employ people with disabilities could be a game-changer, but many businesses need to do more to welcome those with special needs.

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.

Proposal Would Allow Service Animals In National Parks

Service dogs, and in some cases miniature horses, may be welcome in national parks, even when other animals are not.

New Rules For Disability Caregivers Prompt Changes

A new Obama administration rule is forcing many states to revamp their policies to make sure minimum wage and overtime protections apply to workers who care for people with disabilities.

FDA May Ban Shock Devices Used On Those With Special Needs

The FDA is considering banning devices used to administer electric shocks to children and adults with developmental disabilities in an effort to modify their behavior.

Ranking Names Best States For Disability Services

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.

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