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Ed Department Ramps Up Disability Related Compliance Reviews

With a slew of new actions and additional resources, federal education officials are taking steps to ensure that students with disabilities and their families can access school services.

May 24, 2022

Boy With Autism Still Missing A Year After Walking Out Of School

In May 2021, 11-year-old Ryan Larsen walked out of his elementary school in between classes. A year later, there are few signs of the boy's whereabouts.

May 24, 2022

Small Businesses Get Hit With Record Numbers Of ADA Lawsuits

Industry associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs are increasingly using the ADA to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements, not to promote access as the law intended.

May 24, 2022

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Reebok, Zappos Collaborate On New Adaptive Footwear

Another major shoe brand is unveiling styles specifically made to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

May 23, 2022
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Broadway Play To Shine Light On Disability Experience, Caregiving

A Pulitzer Prize winning play that focuses on the experience of two different people with disabilities and their caregivers is heading to Broadway.

May 20, 2022
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Amazon Hit With Discrimination Complaint Over Reasonable Accommodations

The company is facing allegations that it failed to offer reasonable accommodations to workers who are pregnant as well as those with disabilities.

May 20, 2022

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Autism Prevalence Rising Globally

It's not just the U.S. New research finds that autism prevalence is growing around the world and experts say that shows progress.

May 19, 2022
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Apple Announces New Accessibility Tools For Those With Disabilities

Apple is rolling out a new set of accessibility tools to its devices to aid people with disabilities.

May 18, 2022
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Barbie To Add More Dolls With Disabilities

The iconic lineup of Barbie dolls is expanding to include more with disabilities.

May 17, 2022

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Family Building Apartment For Son With Autism

Determined to find a way for their 21-year-old son with autism to learn to live independently, one family opted to build an apartment, doing much of the labor themselves.

May 17, 2022

Profit Strategy: Psychiatric Facilities Prioritize Out-Of-State Kids

Children who need around-the-clock psychiatric care can be stuck waiting days or weeks for help because facilities are prioritizing patients from states with higher Medicaid reimbursement rates.

May 17, 2022
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Feds Warn Employers Against Disability Discrimination

Increasingly common methods employers are using to select new hires, judge performance and determine pay or promotions may discriminate against people with disabilities, federal officials say.

May 16, 2022

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