The mother of a man with Down syndrome whose death at the hands of law enforcement last year made national news will testify before a U.S. Senate panel.
With the nation’s primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government’s approach to the developmental disorder.
After less than a year on the job, a White House adviser specifically focused on disability issues is leaving the Pennsylvania Avenue post.
Even as President Barack Obama called for virtually no change to special education spending in his budget proposal, members of Congress are looking to fully fund the program.
Federal housing officials are putting $120 million on the table to help thousands of people with disabilities access rental assistance.
For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to ensure that closed captioning actually matches what’s said on television.
With significant public backing and support in Congress, advocates say federal lawmakers are poised to consider a major change to the money-saving abilities of those with disabilities.
A federal agency and more than 130 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to allocate more funding for special education in his upcoming budget proposal.
Widespread use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools is putting kids with disabilities at risk and current laws offer families little recourse, a U.S. Senate investigation finds.
An executive order requiring federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour will apply to workers with disabilities too, White House officials say.
The Obama administration may be rethinking its decision to exclude many workers with disabilities from a plan requiring federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour.
A week after announcing that the federal government will pay for tracking devices for kids with autism, officials are offering more details about how families can access the technology.
One-time “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken is bidding for a seat in Congress and he’s citing his experience as a special educator as he throws his hat in the ring.
Advocates are crying foul after learning that many individuals with disabilities will likely be left out of President Barack Obama’s plan to hike the minimum wage for federal contractors.
The Justice Department will make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of wandering.