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Feds: Students With Disabilities Illegally Denied Special Education

Federal education officials say that for more than a decade Texas delayed and ultimately denied special education services to thousands of students with disabilities.

January 11, 2018
Internal Revenue Service

Tax Law Brings ABLE Changes, Future Worries

A major tax overhaul taking effect this month is bringing changes to savings accounts for people with disabilities and sparking worries about funding for programs this population relies on.

January 9, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he's rescinding more than two dozen guidance documents including several clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

January 4, 2018

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U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Seeks Delay Of IDEA Rule

The Trump administration wants to delay implementation of an Obama-era regulation designed to ensure that kids from certain backgrounds aren't unnecessarily placed in special education.

December 15, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities.

December 14, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Trump Administration Weighs In On FAPE, IEPs

Nine months after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right of students with disabilities to FAPE, the U.S. Department of Education is shedding light on the decision's implications.

December 11, 2017

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Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees

Representative payees who are tasked with managing Social Security payments for many with disabilities would be subject to greater scrutiny under a proposal in Congress.

December 8, 2017

ABLE Accounts Growing In Popularity

Thousands of people with disabilities have opened ABLE accounts, but experts say millions more could benefit from this new way to save without jeopardizing government benefits.

December 5, 2017

Study Shows People With Disabilities More Likely To Be Arrested

People with disabilities are far more likely to be arrested by the time they reach their late 20s than their typically-developing peers, new research indicates.

December 1, 2017

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Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

A Republican proposal to overhaul the tax code could endanger everything from employment services to health care for people with disabilities, advocates say.

November 28, 2017
A boy with autism

Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk of wandering is moving forward.

November 17, 2017
The FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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

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