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.
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.
A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.
Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities.
Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.
Thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being illegally denied the right to vote, advocates say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service dogs, and in some cases miniature horses, may be welcome in national parks, even when other animals are not.
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.
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.
An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.