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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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Government Setting Aside $112M To Expand Disability Housing

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Walmart Faulted In ADA Discrimination Case

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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

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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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

A government agency is calling on the Trump administration to clarify that individuals with developmental disabilities should not be disqualified from receiving life-saving organ transplants.

October 10, 2019

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

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Autism

Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season


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

Google says it is working to make smartphones easier to use for people with cognitive disabilities.

October 4, 2019

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

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Living

Disney Disability Access Lawsuit Headed To Trial


President Donald Trump

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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Autism

Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States

After officials in the last holdout state enacted a new rule, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have mandates that require some level of insurance coverage for the treatment of autism.

October 1, 2019

Living

Apartments Pair People With Developmental Disabilities, Older Adults

A new apartment complex on the site of a former institution will house people with disabilities alongside older adults in what developers tout as a unique model, but not everyone is on board.

October 1, 2019
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