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Ranking Names Nation’s Most Disability-Friendly Cities

A new ranking is evaluating the best places to live for people with disabilities by factoring everything from affordability to access to support services.

October 16, 2019
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Walmart Faulted In ADA Discrimination Case

A jury has awarded $5.2 million to a longtime Walmart employee with a developmental disability after determining that the company failed to accommodate him.

October 15, 2019

Viewers Want More People With Disabilities On Screen, Study Shows

Historically, actors who play characters with disabilities have been rewarded with ticket sales and even Academy Awards. But a study shows viewers are tired of inauthentic representations.

October 15, 2019

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Expensive Legal Fights Ensue Over Special Education Services

The law says public schools must give students with disabilities the services that meet their individual needs, but parents and districts often disagree on what those services should be.

October 15, 2019
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Government Setting Aside $112M To Expand Disability Housing

Federal officials are offering up millions of dollars to increase the supply of affordable housing for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2019
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SSI, Social Security Payments To Rise In 2020

People with disabilities who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits will get more money next year.

October 11, 2019

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Jury Delivers $8B Verdict In Risperdal Case

Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion to a man who claimed the company failed to warn that boys using its drug Risperdal — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.

October 11, 2019
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Feds Urged To Take Action On Disability Bias In Organ Transplants

A government agency is calling on the Trump administration to clarify that individuals with developmental disabilities should not be disqualified from receiving life-saving organ transplants.

October 10, 2019

School Districts Reportedly Refusing Kids With Severe Disabilities

More than a half dozen districts have declined to serve a group of students with severe disabilities and, as a result, the kids may soon be without schooling altogether, a lawsuit claims.

October 9, 2019

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Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season

A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return.

October 8, 2019

Supreme Court Allows People To Sue Over Web Accessibility

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for people with disabilities to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible.

October 8, 2019

Worried About His Care, Cops Say Woman Overdosed Grandson With Disability

A grandmother who said she only has months to live has been arrested after giving her grandson who had a disability a lethal dose of painkillers so they could go to heaven together.

October 8, 2019

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