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Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, speaks during a press briefing

Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

Deep cuts to Medicaid and other programs that people with disabilities rely on are at the heart of President Donald Trump's first budget proposal.

May 23, 2017
U.S. Capitol

Lawmakers Propose Wider Access To Community-Based Services

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing new federal legislation that would ensure people with disabilities have access to community-based services.

May 19, 2017
White House

Self-Advocates Arrested At White House

Dozens of disability rights activists have been arrested outside the White House while calling for President Donald Trump to support community-based living.

May 16, 2017

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Kevin Ginsburg, 39, who lives in a group home in Pittsburgh, walks to dinner with his mother, Barb.

New Medicaid Waiver Rule Delayed

The Trump administration is giving states more wiggle room in the rollout of a rule that establishes a new standard for what counts as home and community-based services.

May 11, 2017
Superb

Star Of New Comic Book Has Down Syndrome

In a first, a new comic book debuting this summer will feature a superhero with an extra 21st chromosome.

May 9, 2017
Lawmakers at White House

House Passes Health Care Bill Alarming Disability Advocates

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a health care overhaul bill that advocates say would have devastating consequences for people with disabilities.

May 4, 2017

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U.S. Capitol

Special Education To Get Boost Under Budget Deal

Special education is set to see a rise in federal funding under a bipartisan agreement to avert a government shutdown.

May 2, 2017

Tribeca Win Goes To Film Starring Those On The Spectrum

A film starring adults with autism is taking home the top prize at the influential Tribeca Film Festival.

April 28, 2017
Hippotherapy

Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is frequently offered for people with developmental disabilities and now a new analysis suggests that the activity really does have a therapeutic benefit.

April 25, 2017

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Best Buddies’ Charitable Contributions Face Scrutiny

Tom Brady has helped Best Buddies raise significant cash, but an investigation finds the developmental disabilities nonprofit has simultaneously funneled millions to the NFL star's charity.

April 25, 2017

Most Housing Discrimination Complaints Related To Disabilities

People with disabilities appear to be disproportionately affected by housing discrimination, with a new report finding that disability issues accounted for over half of complaints last year.

April 21, 2017
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn't backing down.

April 18, 2017

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