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Trump Special Ed Chief Calling It Quits

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Ranking Names Nation’s Most Disability-Friendly Cities

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University Opens Convenience Store Staffed By Students With Autism

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Feds Settle With Gymnastics School They Say Canceled Child’s Birthday

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Politics & Law

Walmart Faulted In ADA Discrimination Case

A jury has awarded $5.2 million to a longtime Walmart employee with a developmental disability after determining that the company failed to accommodate him.

October 15, 2019

Living

Viewers Want More People With Disabilities On Screen, Study Shows

Historically, actors who play characters with disabilities have been rewarded with ticket sales and even Academy Awards. But a study shows viewers are tired of inauthentic representations.

October 15, 2019

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Education

Expensive Legal Fights Ensue Over Special Education Services

The law says public schools must give students with disabilities the services that meet their individual needs, but parents and districts often disagree on what those services should be.

October 15, 2019
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Living

Government Setting Aside $112M To Expand Disability Housing

Federal officials are offering up millions of dollars to increase the supply of affordable housing for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2019

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Money

SSI, Social Security Payments To Rise In 2020

People with disabilities who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits will get more money next year.

October 11, 2019

Health & Behavior

Jury Delivers $8B Verdict In Risperdal Case

Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion to a man who claimed the company failed to warn that boys using its drug Risperdal — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.

October 11, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Feds Urged To Take Action On Disability Bias In Organ Transplants


Education

School Districts Reportedly Refusing Kids With Severe Disabilities

More than a half dozen districts have declined to serve a group of students with severe disabilities and, as a result, the kids may soon be without schooling altogether, a lawsuit claims.

October 9, 2019
Atypical

Autism

Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season

A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return.

October 8, 2019

Politics & Law

Supreme Court Allows People To Sue Over Web Accessibility

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for people with disabilities to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible.

October 8, 2019

Living

Worried About His Care, Cops Say Woman Overdosed Grandson With Disability

A grandmother who said she only has months to live has been arrested after giving her grandson who had a disability a lethal dose of painkillers so they could go to heaven together.

October 8, 2019

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Health & Behavior

Study Finds Gaps In Medicaid Waivers

The services provided through Medicaid waivers to children with the most severe disabilities vary wildly from state to state, researchers say, leaving many families to pick up the pieces.

October 7, 2019

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Living

Google Improving Accessibility For Those With Cognitive Disabilities


Health & Behavior

Hospital Apologizes For ‘Wall Of Shame’

Hospital officials are apologizing after employees created a "wall of shame" of patients with disabilities by cutting and taping portions of their private medical records to a cabinet door.

October 4, 2019
Magic Kingdom

Living

Disney Disability Access Lawsuit Headed To Trial

After a five-year court battle, a federal lawsuit demanding that people with disabilities skip to the front of the line at Disney World rides is going to trial, a judge has ruled.

October 3, 2019
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Autism

Trump Signs Autism Act

With little time to spare, President Donald Trump approved an extension of the nation's primary autism law, authorizing $1.8 billion in spending on the developmental disorder.

October 2, 2019
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