Through improved supports and services, the Obama administration is looking to boost the long-term prospects of kids with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income.
Lawmakers are renewing their push to enact first-ever federal legislation regulating the use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools.
Federal officials are weighing whether to approve new rules offering minimum wage and overtime protections for the first time to in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities.
Disability advocates are crying foul after some school districts sought flexibility under federal education rules, a move they say could prove harmful to students with disabilities.
Federal officials are putting housing providers on notice that they must accommodate people with disabilities who rely on service animals.
Disability advocates are calling for the Justice Department to investigate the death of a man with Down syndrome who was restrained after refusing to leave a movie theater.
More than three-dozen disability rights activists were arrested while protesting near the White House gates Monday.
A federal agency is calling on the president to raise the asset limit imposed on people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income for the first time in decades.
Changes to the way Supplemental Security Income benefits for people with disabilities are calculated appear to be off the table — for the moment, at least.
A plan expected to be included in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal this week could change how Social Security benefits are calculated for people with disabilities.
The Obama administration is looking to become directly involved in a class-action lawsuit that has people with developmental disabilities seeking greater employment opportunities.
A small change tucked inside a government spending bill this month may have big implications for special education.
As the nation’s top civil rights attorney, Thomas Perez made disability issues a priority. His nomination this week to head the Labor Department, however, is bringing an uncertain future.
Two bills introduced this week in Congress would broaden access to the movies for people with disabilities.
A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into abuse and deaths of individuals with developmental disabilities at group homes nationwide.