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Feds Weighing Changes To Subminimum Wage Program

Federal officials are rethinking the government program that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage, with a new proposal expected soon.

July 11, 2024
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Supreme Court Ruling May Upend Disability Rights Protections, Advocates Fear

Countless federal regulations ensuring the rights of people with disabilities could face legal challenges after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 40-year-old precedent.

July 8, 2024
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Ed Department: More States Failing To Meet Special Education Requirements

States are increasingly struggling to meet their obligations under IDEA, with federal officials labeling a growing number of states as deficient multiple years in a row.

June 28, 2024

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Fossil Suggests Neanderthals Cared For Child With Down Syndrome

A fossilized ear bone is providing evidence that a Neanderthal child with Down syndrome lived to be at least 6-years-old and was cared for by others.

June 28, 2024
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Justice Department Cites States For Disability Rights Violations

A quarter century after a landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community, federal officials are cracking down on ADA violations in multiple states.

June 24, 2024
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FDA Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Developmental Disabilities Faces New Hurdle

With the FDA poised to again ban the use of electric shock devices on people with developmental disabilities, advocates are warning that some in Congress are quietly trying to circumvent their plans.

June 20, 2024

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Netflix Backs Effort To Support Filmmakers With Disabilities

Netflix is putting up money for a new fellowship aimed at helping writers and filmmakers with disabilities break into the entertainment industry.

June 18, 2024
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Supreme Court Declines To Weigh In On Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear arguments in a case looking at whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

June 12, 2024
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Clinical Standards For Autism Treatment See Major Update

For the first time in a decade, there are new guidelines for the most widely-used autism treatment.

June 10, 2024

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Doctors Get Guidance On Supporting Teens With IDD

The nation's pediatricians are getting new guidance on how to help teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families navigate the transition to adulthood.

June 7, 2024
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Ed Department Sees Jump In Disability Discrimination Complaints In Schools

Complaints of disability discrimination in the nation's schools are at their highest level in six years, the U.S. Department of Education says.

June 3, 2024
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New Law Requires Airlines To Better Assist Travelers With Disabilities

People with disabilities are poised to see big improvements when traveling by air thanks to a host of changes tucked inside a massive reauthorization of federal aviation programs.

May 24, 2024

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