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How Common Is Intellectual Disability Among Adults?

A new study is among the first to estimate the number of adults in the U.S. with intellectual disability, offering policymakers and other stakeholders a snapshot of the need for resources.

February 23, 2024
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Ed Department Needs More Funding To Investigate Disability Complaints, Advocates Say

Federal education officials need twice as much money to keep up with a flood of complaints alleging discrimination against students with disabilities and others in the nation's schools.

February 20, 2024
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Congress Weighs Strengthening Health Care Protections For People With Disabilities

The U.S. House voted to bar Medicaid and other programs from considering a quality-of-life measure that could be used to discriminate against people with disabilities, but the bill's future is unclear.

February 12, 2024

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Facing Backlash, Census Scraps Overhaul Of Disability Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau says it will hold off on changes to the way it determines the number of Americans with disabilities that advocates warned could lead to a severe undercount.

February 7, 2024
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SSI Recipients Can’t Afford Housing Anywhere In The US

Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries receive too little each month to reasonably afford apartment rent in any housing market across the nation, a new report shows.

February 5, 2024
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FDA Expected To Reissue Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Disabilities

Federal regulators plan to issue a new ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities more than two years after a previous effort was blocked in court.

February 1, 2024

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Census Weighs Overhaul Of Disability Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau says it received thousands of comments after proposing major changes to the way it counts the number of Americans with disabilities and is deciding whether to finalize the plan.

January 29, 2024
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Ed Department Warns Schools Not To Overlook Assistive Technology In IEPs

With new guidance, the U.S. Department of Education is pushing schools to ensure that all students with disabilities have the assistive technology they need and the supports to use it effectively.

January 25, 2024
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Caregiving Pressures Mount For Families Of Those With IDD

With fewer and fewer services available for individuals with developmental disabilities, a survey of thousands of caregivers across the country finds families increasingly strained.

January 22, 2024

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Feds Move To Enforce Accessibility Standards For Medical Equipment

Doctor's offices often lack examination tables, weight scales and other diagnostic equipment that are accessible to people with disabilities. Now, the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to change that.

January 17, 2024
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Six Flags Sued Over Disability Access Policy

Six Flags is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit contending that the system its parks and several others use to provide disability accommodations violates the ADA.

January 16, 2024
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IRS Raises ABLE Account Limit

With the new year, individuals with disabilities will be allowed to put aside more money than ever before in special accounts that permit them to save without jeopardizing their government benefits.

January 8, 2024

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