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Community Living Agency Denies Disability ‘Segregation’ Remarks

A federal agency responsible for community living is reaffirming its mission following allegations that a top official publicly said she favored "segregation" of people with disabilities.

August 3, 2018
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Federal Disability Policy Office Proposed

Federal policy is often implemented with little consideration for how it will impact people with disabilities, but that could change under a new proposal.

July 31, 2018
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When It Comes To Special Ed, States Largely Deficient

Federal officials say that fewer than half of states are adequately meeting their obligations to serve students with disabilities under special education law.

July 25, 2018

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Talk Of Segregating People With Disabilities Alarms Members Of Congress

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking for answers after a top federal official responsible for community living reportedly said she favored "segregation" of people with disabilities.

July 18, 2018
"Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys

A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.

July 17, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Ed Department Sued Over Delay Of Special Education Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is being accused of sidestepping its responsibilities to students with disabilities by delaying a special education regulation that was set to take effect.

July 13, 2018

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U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education.

July 10, 2018
Money

ABLE Programs In Jeopardy, Disability Advocates Warn

Without a big change, advocates are warning that a recently-established vehicle to help people with disabilities save money without risking their government benefits could be unsustainable.

June 28, 2018
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FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Drug To Treat Severe Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration is approving a marijuana-based medication to treat two rare seizure conditions associated with developmental issues.

June 26, 2018

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Cast of "Born This Way"

Down Syndrome Reality Show Returns With Wedding On Tap

A wedding is on the horizon when a reality television show following the lives of adults with Down syndrome comes back later this summer.

June 19, 2018

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018
Marisol Ramos helps daughter Naomi

Families Strained By Caregiving Responsibilities, Survey Finds

A snapshot of thousands of caregivers across the country finds them overwhelmed by the demands of their loved ones with developmental disabilities and deeply concerned about the future.

June 12, 2018

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