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30 Years After Americans With Disabilities Act, A Look Back And Ahead

It took people with disabilities crawling their way up the Capitol steps to get the landmark civil rights bill passed three decades ago, and even today, hurdles remain.

July 31, 2020
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Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Overlooks Disability Community, Advocates Say

As negotiations begin in earnest on Capitol Hill for another coronavirus relief bill, advocates are warning that the needs of people with disabilities are on the verge of being ignored again.

July 30, 2020
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Majority Of School Districts Not Accessible For Students With Disabilities

Thirty years after the ADA became law, most of the nation's public school districts remain inaccessible to students with disabilities, government investigators say.

July 27, 2020

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Biden Calls For End To Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers

With a new $775 billion plan, former Vice President Joe Biden says he wants to eliminate the wait for Medicaid home- and community-based services while increasing support for caregivers.

July 23, 2020
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Schools Want IDEA Liability Protections From Congress

Concerned that the pandemic will prompt an onslaught of special education litigation, school leaders want federal lawmakers to grant them liability protections related to IDEA.

July 20, 2020
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Citing The Pandemic, Feds Delay New Medicaid Waiver Rule

The Trump administration is holding off on implementing a Medicaid rule establishing a new standard for what counts as home- and community-based services for people with disabilities.

July 16, 2020

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Mask Requirement At Amusement Parks Violates ADA, Suit Claims

Parents of children with autism are suing over the COVID-19 face mask policy at three amusement parks, saying the kids can't wear masks because of their medical conditions.

July 14, 2020
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Trump Administration Weighs In On Disability Services Amid COVID-19

New guidance continues to flow from the federal government advising states on Medicaid and special education services in light of the pandemic.

July 10, 2020

Ban On Group Home Visits Is Hurting Residents, Critics Say

Months into the pandemic, some are pushing back against one-size-fits-all bans on family visits for group home residents with developmental disabilities.

July 10, 2020

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Protections Affirmed For Patients With Disabilities During Pandemic

Federal civil rights officials are further asserting that people with disabilities should receive medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic that's free of discrimination and stereotypes.

July 9, 2020
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Face Mask Exempt Cards Citing ADA Are Fake, Justice Department Says

Federal officials have issued multiple warnings about cards and flyers circulating online that falsely claim to exempt people with disabilities from wearing face masks.

July 7, 2020
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Judge Sides With Disney Over Disability Access At Theme Parks

In the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that changes to Disney's disability access policy are discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the company.

July 7, 2020

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