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Stem Cells Show Promise For Kids With Cerebral Palsy

New research is adding to evidence that children with cerebral palsy can see meaningful gains from infusions of stem cells from their own cord blood.

November 10, 2017

Investigation: Students In Special Ed Languish In Homebound Program

Hundreds of children with special needs in one state who could be in school are instead being funneled to a tutoring program called Homebound that is supposed to be used as a last resort.

November 10, 2017
Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo on "Speechless"

TV Including More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is at a record high, a new report finds, though the representations remain far short of reflecting real life.

November 9, 2017

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McDonald's

McDonald’s, Kmart, Others Settle ADA Suits

McDonald's, Kmart, Grubhub and home supply company Empire Today have all settled cases that alleged their websites and smartphone apps weren't properly accessible.

November 8, 2017
Jordan Allison, who has autism, works at Hart Schaffner Marx.

Survey Reveals Gaps In Supporting Employees With Disabilities

Many employers are taking steps to include people with disabilities, but a new national survey finds that businesses often don't take full advantage of successful strategies.

November 7, 2017
A boy with autism stands in the field he wandered into

Congress May Revisit Autism Tracking Devices

Less than a year after fizzling, federal legislation designed to provide tracking devices and resources to those with developmental disabilities at risk of wandering is back on the table.

November 7, 2017

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Girl With Cerebral Palsy Released From Federal Custody

A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy who was detained by immigration officials after undergoing surgery has been released, but her future remains uncertain.

November 6, 2017

As Medicaid Managed Care Proliferates, So Do Complaints

Thirty-eight states have radically changed the way they run their Medicaid programs, but questions remain about whether people with disabilities are receiving adequate care as a result.

November 6, 2017
Internal Revenue Service

ABLE Account Limit Set To Rise

The amount of money that people with disabilities can deposit in their ABLE accounts each year without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is about to increase.

November 3, 2017

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Teacher Accused Of Taping Shut Mouth Of Student With Special Needs

A seven-figure lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that a teacher taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability.

November 3, 2017
Polling place

Most Polling Places Inaccessible During 2016 Election, Report Finds

Less than 20 percent of polling places were fully accessible during the 2016 election, according to a new government report that urges the Justice Department to step in.

November 2, 2017

ACLU Files Suit Over Detainment Of Girl With Cerebral Palsy

The civil rights organization argues the 10-year-old, who lacks legal immigration status, was detained in violation of her statutory and constitutional rights.

November 1, 2017

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