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Congress To Weigh Police Interactions With Disability Community

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.

Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated

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.

White House Disability Liaison Moving On

After less than a year on the job, a White House adviser specifically focused on disability issues is leaving the Pennsylvania Avenue post.

Lawmakers Press For Full Funding Of Special Education

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.

Feds Earmark Millions For Disability Housing Assistance

Federal housing officials are putting $120 million on the table to help thousands of people with disabilities access rental assistance.

FCC Looks To Improve TV Accessibility

For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to ensure that closed captioning actually matches what’s said on television.

Congress Eyeing Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

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.

White House Urged To Fully Fund IDEA

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.

Report Prompts Renewed Push To Limit Restraint, Seclusion

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.

Under Obama Order, Workers With Disabilities To Get Pay Hike

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.

Obama Administration Weighing Subminimum Wage Options

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.

Feds Clarify How To Apply For Autism Tracking Devices

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.

Citing Special Education Background, Clay Aiken Running For Congress

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.

Workers With Disabilities Left Out Of Obama Wage Plan

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.

Feds To Fund Tracking Devices For Kids With Autism

The Justice Department will make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of wandering.

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