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Disability Services Threatened Under Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

Funding for community-based services and other supports for people with developmental disabilities would be in jeopardy under a U.S. Senate proposal to radically alter Medicaid.

June 23, 2017
A supporter of the Affordable Care Act holds a sign during a rally

Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms

Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on.

June 20, 2017

Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

June 16, 2017

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An adult with autism watches television in his apartment

Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don't have any regular daytime activities.

June 13, 2017
Brain scans

Autism Detectable In Infants, Study Suggests

Long before an official diagnosis, a single brain scan at 6 months of age may be able to predict with near perfect accuracy which babies will develop autism.

June 8, 2017
Police arrest demonstrators in wheelchairs at the U.S. Capitol

Disability Advocates Protest Medicaid Cuts

Dozens of advocacy groups are joining members of Congress to sound alarm bells about proposed cuts to Medicaid, which they say will have severe consequences for people with disabilities.

June 6, 2017

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U.S. Department of Education

After Outage, Ed Department Unveils New IDEA Site

Three months after a key government special education website crashed, federal officials are introducing a revamped online presence.

June 1, 2017
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

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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
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

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