Long-Delayed Caregiver Wage Protections To Take Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court has paved the way for an Obama administration rule mandating minimum wage and overtime for in-home caregivers assisting those with disabilities to be implemented.

Autism Makes Stage At Republican Presidential Debate

Donald Trump used his platform at this week’s Republican presidential debate to double down on his controversial claims about autism.

Obama Administration Makes Push For Preschool Inclusion

Federal officials say that all children with disabilities should be able to attend preschool alongside their typically-developing peers.

Bill Would Increase Access To Special Needs Trusts

Legislation approved by the U.S. Senate this week may soon make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.

Proposal Aims To Curb Disability Bias Among Doctors, Insurers

The Obama administration is taking new steps to ensure that people with disabilities don’t face discrimination at the doctor’s office.

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.

Investigations Target Federal Disability Program

A program that distributes billions in federal dollars each year to secure work for people with disabilities is accused of failing at its very mission amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

Obama: ADA ‘Fight Is Not Over’

In marking a quarter century since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act became law, President Barack Obama said much more work is yet to be done.

Feds Aim To Help College Students With Disabilities

Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education.

First Lady To Attend Special Olympics

First lady Michelle Obama is headed to Los Angeles next month to cheer on athletes with disabilities at the Special Olympics World Games, organizers say.

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.

Under Bill, Medicaid Would Incentivize Community-Based Options

A bipartisan group of senators is looking to provide financial incentives to states for helping people with disabilities live and work in the community.

Advocates Press Congress To Address Wandering

Several disability advocacy groups are banding together to call for federal action to help prevent wandering among those with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Disability Advocates Urge FDA To Ban Shock Devices

More than a year after the FDA said it might ban electric-shock devices used to modify behavior in individuals with disabilities, advocates are calling on the agency to take action.

New Disability Liaison On Board At White House

There is a new staffer at the White House tasked with addressing the needs of the disability community.

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