Settlement Calls For Cuts To Sheltered Workshops

Over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities will be able to leave sheltered workshops for competitive employment under a proposed settlement in a first-of-its-kind class-action suit.

Laws Mandate Education For Would-Be Parents About Down Syndrome

Nearly a dozen states require that parents receiving a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis be provided with information about the disorder, but the impact of such laws can be hard to qualify.

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.

Wage Protections For Home Care Workers Reinstated

A federal appeals court has upheld a rule requiring that in-home care workers assisting people with disabilities be paid minimum wage and overtime.

State Officials Plan For New ABLE Accounts

State treasurers from across the country are meeting to discuss how to implement new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits.

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

The nation’s governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.

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.

IRS Proposes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

Six months after a federal law paved the way for tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, officials are providing details on how they expect the new program to operate.

Feds Probe Disenfranchisement Of People With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that people with developmental disabilities have been illegally denied the right to vote when placed under conservatorships.

Main Street Fighting Back Against Flurry Of Accessibility Suits

A nonprofit that’s filed dozens of disability access lawsuits is looking to bring criminal charges against those who violate the ADA, but now business owners are vowing to fight.

Under New Law, Self-Advocates To Train Police

Self-advocates will take a role in training police on interacting with people who have developmental disabilities under a first-of-its-kind law.

In First, State To Ban Subminimum Wage

With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops

The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.

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