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Facebook Accused Of Disability-Related Discrimination

Facebook is being accused of allowing advertisers to discriminate against people with disabilities and other groups in violation of federal law.

August 21, 2018
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Disney ADA Lawsuits Can Proceed

Thirty lawsuits filed by Disney theme-park visitors with autism who alleged they unfairly waited for attractions should go to trial, an appeals court has ruled.

August 21, 2018
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Who Should Pick Up The Tab For Postsecondary Programs?

Disability advocates want federal education officials to clear up what they say is misleading information keeping students with intellectual disabilities from attending postsecondary programs.

August 20, 2018

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Study Finds No Link Between Prenatal Tdap Vaccine, Autism

A vaccine that's strongly recommended for pregnant women does not influence the odds that their children will develop autism, according to a large new study.

August 17, 2018

Strip Searches Of Those With Disabilities Lead To $1 Million Payout

The settlement comes after residents of a state-run center for those with intellectual disabilities were strip-searched to determine if they were abused.

August 17, 2018
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HOA Sued After Barring School Bus For Child With Special Needs

The family of a child with developmental disabilities is suing after their HOA board voted to prohibit the girl's school bus from picking her up in front of her house as mandated in her IEP.

August 16, 2018

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Speech Professionals Denounce Controversial Communication Methods

A group representing the nation's speech-language pathologists is warning against using controversial "facilitator-dependent" communication techniques with people who have disabilities.

August 15, 2018

State May Need Billions To Bring IDEA Services Up To Standards

It's estimated that one state will need to come up with some $3.2 billion in the next three years to provide special education to students who were previously denied services.

August 14, 2018
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Advocates Push For Greater Airline Accessibility

A lawsuit is seeking to force the nation's airlines to make big changes in order to better accommodate travelers with disabilities.

August 14, 2018

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Amber Tatro, At Center Of Landmark Special Ed Battle, Dies At 42

A woman with spina bifida whose 1984 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court helped ensure students with disabilities the right to public education, has died.

August 14, 2018
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Incentives Floated For Treating People With Developmental Disabilities

Federal lawmakers are looking to make doctors and other health care services far more available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

August 13, 2018

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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