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Senate Unlikely To Reconsider UN Disability Treaty

There is not enough support in the U.S. Senate to warrant another vote on ratification of an international disability rights treaty, according to one of the measure’s chief backers.

Vote Planned On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.

Clock Ticking On Plan For Disability Savings Accounts

Advocates are pushing Congress to act before the end of the year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Lawmakers Urge Feds To Listen To Autism Self-Advocates

Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to take into account the concerns of self-advocates as the federal government works to implement new autism legislation.

White House To Spotlight Disability Employment

Ten people from across the country will be honored at the White House this week for their efforts to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Feds Delay Enforcement Of New Caregiver Pay Rule

The Obama administration says it will delay enforcement of a new rule granting federal minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities.

White House To Convene Disability Summit

For the first time, a White House event will bring together experts from across the country to address the unique health and fitness concerns of those with disabilities.

Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.

Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Federal lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal to move forward on a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Vote On UN Disability Treaty Blocked

An effort in the U.S. Senate to bring a vote on an international disability rights treaty has been squashed.

Senator Looks To Ease Burden For Parents In IDEA Disputes

A federal lawmaker says he wants to level the playing field for parents involved in special education disputes with their child’s school district.

Nation’s 911 System Inching Towards Greater Accessibility

A new federal rule is paving the way for 911 services to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

Obama Signs Autism Act Renewal

With little fanfare, President Barack Obama signed a reauthorization of the nation’s primary autism legislation that includes more than a billion dollars in federal funding.

Autism Act Wins Senate Approval

Just before leaving Washington for a month-long break, the U.S. Senate acted to renew the nation’s primary autism legislation, sending the measure to the president’s desk.

Obamas To Host People With Disabilities

The president and first lady will welcome a group of people with disabilities to the White House this week for a special dinner focusing on efforts to promote acceptance.

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