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Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

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Trump Taps New Special Education Chief

Education

Why Aren’t More Students With Disabilities Graduating On Time?

Living

Airbnb Acquires Site Offering Accessible Accommodations

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The FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Politics & Law

FBI Reports Drop In Disability-Related Hate Crimes

Even as the number of reported hate crimes continues to rise, new federal data indicates that incidents targeting people with disabilities are down for the second year in a row.

November 14, 2017

Education

Special Ed Enrollment Surges In Texas

Texas enrolled its largest number of students in special education last year, the same year the state officially got rid of an arbitrary cap on how many kids could receive such services.

November 14, 2017

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Living

Runner With Cerebral Palsy Sues For Chance To Compete

Aaron Holzmueller is an elite runner in Paralympic competitions. Now he wants a chance to qualify for the state track meet.

November 14, 2017
CVS

Money

CVS Opening Mock Stores To Train People With Disabilities

CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic.

November 13, 2017

Health & Behavior

Stem Cells Show Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

New research is adding to evidence that children with cerebral palsy can see meaningful gains from infusions of stem cells from their own cord blood.

November 10, 2017

Education

Investigation: Students In Special Ed Languish In Homebound Program

Hundreds of children with special needs in one state who could be in school are instead being funneled to a tutoring program called Homebound that is supposed to be used as a last resort.

November 10, 2017

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Living

TV Including More Characters With Disabilities


McDonald's

Politics & Law

McDonald’s, Kmart, Others Settle ADA Suits

McDonald's, Kmart, Grubhub and home supply company Empire Today have all settled cases that alleged their websites and smartphone apps weren't properly accessible.

November 8, 2017
Jordan Allison, who has autism, works at Hart Schaffner Marx.

Money

Survey Reveals Gaps In Supporting Employees With Disabilities

Many employers are taking steps to include people with disabilities, but a new national survey finds that businesses often don't take full advantage of successful strategies.

November 7, 2017

A boy with autism stands in the field he wandered into

Politics & Law

Congress May Revisit Autism Tracking Devices

Less than a year after fizzling, federal legislation designed to provide tracking devices and resources to those with developmental disabilities at risk of wandering is back on the table.

November 7, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Released From Federal Custody

A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy who was detained by immigration officials after undergoing surgery has been released, but her future remains uncertain.

November 6, 2017

Health & Behavior

As Medicaid Managed Care Proliferates, So Do Complaints

Thirty-eight states have radically changed the way they run their Medicaid programs, but questions remain about whether people with disabilities are receiving adequate care as a result.

November 6, 2017

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Money

ABLE Account Limit Set To Rise


Education

Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs

A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.

November 3, 2017
Polling place

Politics & Law

Most Polling Places Inaccessible During 2016 Election, Report Finds

Less than 20 percent of polling places were fully accessible during the 2016 election, according to a new government report that urges the Justice Department to step in.

November 2, 2017

Cerebral Palsy

ACLU Files Suit Over Detainment Of Girl With Cerebral Palsy

The civil rights organization argues the 10-year-old, who lacks legal immigration status, was detained in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights.

November 1, 2017
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