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ABLE Accounts Slow To Catch On

New data is prompting questions about the sustainability of a recently-established program that allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

June 18, 2019

Report Alleges ‘School-To-Guardianship Pipeline’

Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.

June 11, 2019
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Nation’s Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

New federal data shows that there are more children in special education and they are accounting for a greater percentage of public school students across the country.

June 6, 2019

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Federal Proposal Would Ease Path From Special Ed To College

Lawmakers are looking to make it easier for students with disabilities to transition to college.

June 4, 2019
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Labor Department Seeks Input On Subminimum Wage

Amid ongoing debate about whether employers should be able to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage, federal officials are asking the public to weigh in.

May 31, 2019
U.S. Department of Education

Ed Department Says States Must Comply With Special Education Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is telling states to follow a new special education regulation just weeks after saying it will continue fighting the rule in court.

May 22, 2019

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80 Arrested In Nation’s Capital At Disability Rights Protest

Dozens of disability rights activists — including some in wheelchairs — were arrested near Capitol Hill while pressing for more access to community-based services.

May 21, 2019
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ABLE Accounts Shouldn’t Impede Access To Housing, Feds Say

Federal officials are weighing in on how money saved in a relatively new type of savings account for people with disabilities influences access to housing assistance.

May 20, 2019
President Donald Trump

After Proposing Cut, Trump Now Seeks Funding For Special Olympics

President Donald Trump is attempting to make good on his promise to continue providing federal funding for Special Olympics.

May 15, 2019

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ABC Calls It Quits On ‘Speechless’

A network comedy centering on the experiences of a teen with a developmental disability and his family is no more.

May 14, 2019
U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration To Appeal Special Ed Ruling

The U.S. Department of Education is fighting to delay a special education regulation two months after a federal judge found that the agency's efforts to do so were illegal.

May 10, 2019
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Drugs Aimed At Autism’s Core Features Show Promise

New research suggests that medications targeting a hormone may lead to improved socialization and behavior in those with autism.

May 7, 2019

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