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Biden Administration Calls For End To Corporal Punishment In Schools

Federal education officials are urging state and local school leaders across the nation to do away with corporal punishment, a practice they say disproportionately affects students with disabilities.

March 27, 2023

Papa John’s Sued By EEOC For Alleged Disability Discrimination

A federal agency has filed suit against Papa John's Pizza, alleging that the company denied a request from a new hire to be accompanied by his service dog and fired him before he could start work.

March 24, 2023
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Autism Now Affects 1 In 36 Kids, CDC Says

Autism rates across the country continue to climb, but for the first time, the demographics of children diagnosed with the developmental disability are starting to shift in a big way.

March 23, 2023

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After Client Injured, State Plans Review Of Thousands On Developmental Disabilities Waivers

In the wake of a client with developmental disabilities being seriously injured while under a service provider's care, one state will conduct in-person wellness checks on everyone in its waiver program.

March 23, 2023
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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Student In Special Ed Case

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a student with a disability in a case with significant implications for families and schools entangled in special education disputes.

March 22, 2023

Genetic Testing Urged For Those With Cerebral Palsy

New research suggests that individuals with cerebral palsy should be encouraged to undergo genetic testing much like those with other types of developmental disabilities.

March 21, 2023

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Disneyland Rebuilds Mickey’s Toontown From The Ground Up For Kids Of All Abilities

The newly renovated Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland has been reimagined to meet the needs of kids with physical, developmental, behavioral, emotional and sensory disorders and disabilities.

March 21, 2023
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Advocates Remember People With Disabilities Killed By Family

Once a year, vigils are held around the world to recognize individuals with disabilities who have been killed by parents and other relatives or caregivers.

March 21, 2023
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Congress Could Make Waiting Lists For Disability Services A Thing Of The Past

A proposal in Congress would do away with Medicaid's institutional bias and guarantee people with developmental disabilities access to services in the community.

March 20, 2023

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QVC Makes Push To Spotlight Products For People With Disabilities

A mainstay of home shopping is launching a new effort to emphasize products that are accessible and adaptive.

March 17, 2023
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In Historic Shift, State Looks To Abolish Subminimum Wage

Reflecting a growing trend nationally, lawmakers in the state with the highest percentage of people with disabilities earning less than minimum wage are working to put an end to the practice.

March 17, 2023
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New Medicaid Waiver Rules Take Effect

After nine years and multiple delays, new standards for what count as home and community-based services for people with disabilities will take effect this week, but many states remain ill-prepared.

March 16, 2023

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