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Biden Administration Calls For End To Corporal Punishment In Schools

Federal education officials are urging state and local school leaders across the nation to do away with corporal punishment, a practice they say disproportionately affects students with disabilities.

March 27, 2023
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Autism Now Affects 1 In 36 Kids, CDC Says

Autism rates across the country continue to climb, but for the first time, the demographics of children diagnosed with the developmental disability are starting to shift in a big way.

March 23, 2023
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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Student In Special Ed Case

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a student with a disability in a case with significant implications for families and schools entangled in special education disputes.

March 22, 2023

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Congress Could Make Waiting Lists For Disability Services A Thing Of The Past

A proposal in Congress would do away with Medicaid's institutional bias and guarantee people with developmental disabilities access to services in the community.

March 20, 2023
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New Medicaid Waiver Rules Take Effect

After nine years and multiple delays, new standards for what count as home and community-based services for people with disabilities will take effect this week, but many states remain ill-prepared.

March 16, 2023
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Study Finds Psychiatry Training On Developmental Disabilities ‘Insufficient’

Psychiatrists are often some of the main providers of care for people with autism and intellectual disability, but new research finds that many have little training to serve this population.

March 13, 2023

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Biden Budget Seeks Added Spending On Special Ed, Disability Programs

President Joe Biden is calling for major investments in special education, home and community-based services and other programs that people with disabilities rely on.

March 10, 2023
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‘Mother Of The Disability Rights Movement’ Dies At 75

A preeminent activist who was instrumental in securing civil rights protections and reimagining life for people with disabilities has died.

March 7, 2023
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Nation’s Disability Services At Breaking Point, Report Finds

After warning for years of an impending collapse in the disability services system, advocates say that the crisis is here with a new report painting a dire picture of the situation across the country.

March 2, 2023

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Subminimum Wage Employment Of People With Disabilities Declines Sharply

Amid a push to end a decades-old practice allowing workers with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage, a new federal investigation finds that such employment has dropped by more than half.

February 27, 2023
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Ed Department: Graduation Rate For Students With Disabilities On The Rise

The number of students with disabilities graduating high school is up nationally, but newly released federal data suggest that outcomes for this population continue to vary by state.

February 23, 2023
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Social Security Proposes Change To SSI Benefits

The Social Security Administration is looking to make a big change to the way that it determines monthly payments for people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits.

February 21, 2023

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