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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
Micah Fowler on Speechless

ABC’s ‘Speechless’ Honored For Disability Storyline

A prime-time comedy focusing on a teenager with cerebral palsy and his family is getting a special commendation from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 14, 2017

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U.S. Capitol

Congress Weighs Expanding ABLE Act

As new accounts allowing people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits become increasingly available, Congress is considering changes to the program.

April 10, 2017
Schoolchildren

Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have significant implications for years to come.

April 7, 2017
The White House lit blue

As White House Goes Blue, Trump ‘Cure’ Comment Draws Backlash

For the first time ever, the White House turned blue for autism awareness, but not everyone affected by the developmental disorder is happy about it.

April 4, 2017

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Dr. Tom Lacy examines a 2-year-old

Study: Wait For Developmental Specialists Often 5 Months Or More

The number of doctors with the expertise to evaluate and treat kids with developmental disabilities is alarmingly low, researchers say, which can delay critical assessments and intervention.

March 31, 2017
President Donald Trump reacts, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on

Collapse Of Health Care Bill Leaves Medicaid Unscathed

A Republican proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system and fundamentally alter Medicaid is off the table and that's good news for people with disabilities, advocates say.

March 27, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court

High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

In a unanimous ruling with major implications for special education, the U.S. Supreme Court said that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit.

March 22, 2017

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Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Nominee’s Rulings On ADA, IDEA Have Advocates Worried

As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, concerns are being raised over his record on cases affecting those with disabilities.

March 20, 2017
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017
A Project SEARCH intern

Bucking Trend, 9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training

When given the right supports and training, a new study suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

March 14, 2017

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