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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is asking leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase funding for special education services. (Senate Democrats/Flickr)

Senator Calls For Full Funding Of IDEA

An influential U.S. senator is urging his colleagues to work toward plugging a special education funding shortfall of more than $17 billion.

May 23, 2016

Feds Allocate Millions For Special Ed Training

With an eye toward increasing the number of school professionals prepared to serve kids with disabilities, federal officials are doling out millions of dollars to enhance training programs.

May 20, 2016

Community Living Skeptics Often Have Change Of Heart

Despite initial opposition, a new study suggests that many families of those with disabilities required to transition from institutions to community living are ultimately pleased.

May 17, 2016

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Lowe's will pay $8.6 million and hire an ADA consultant as part of a settlement agreement with the EEOC. (David T. Foster, III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Lowe’s Paying Millions To Settle Disability Discrimination Case

One of the nation's largest home improvement retailers will pay millions to settle claims that it fired thousands of workers with disabilities in violation of the ADA.

May 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for additional public comment on potential accessibility rules for state and local government websites despite indications just months ago that the agency would be proceeding with rules on the issue. (Thinkstock)

Justice Department Postpones Web Accessibility Rules

The Obama administration is further delaying plans to address how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Internet.

May 10, 2016

For Those with Special Needs, Jobs Picture Stable

The employment situation for Americans with disabilities is steady even as overall hiring across the nation has slowed, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

May 6, 2016

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South Dakota is relying far too much on nursing homes to care for people with disabilities, according to the Justice Department. (Thinkstock)

Feds: Relying On Nursing Homes For Those With Disabilities Not OK

The Obama administration is threatening legal action after an investigation found a state unnecessarily relying on nursing homes to provide disability services in violation of the ADA.

May 3, 2016

New Test May Guide Cerebral Palsy Treatment Options

Kids with cerebral palsy often undergo aggressive surgeries to improve their movement, but now researchers say they have a better idea who is most likely to benefit from such procedures.

April 29, 2016

Special Education Enrollment Rises

An increasing number of American students are reportedly utilizing special education services in the nation's public schools.

April 26, 2016

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Nine states have formed a consortium as they work to develop their ABLE programs. (Thinkstock)

States Band Together On ABLE Accounts

Several states say they will join forces in an effort to offer new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.

April 20, 2016
The A&E Network documentary series "Born This Way" is one of six shows that will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as part of its Television Academy Honors. (Adam Taylor/A&E Network)

TV Show Honored For Highlighting Down Syndrome

A documentary series following the lives of young people with Down syndrome is getting a special honor from the people behind the Emmy Awards.

April 19, 2016
A $1.125 million grant from Google will help the Center for Discovery develop an add-on to allow manual wheelchairs to be quickly converted into power chairs. (

Google Awards Millions For Disability Initiative

Google is doling out millions of dollars all with an eye toward using technology to increase independence for the world's billion people with disabilities.

April 13, 2016

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