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Proposed Rule Would Expand Rights Of Airline Passengers With Disabilities

Airlines could soon be held to a new standard in assisting travelers with disabilities.

March 1, 2024
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Feds Take Steps To Shore Up Disability Caregiver Workforce

The Biden administration is rolling out a host of new initiatives aimed at addressing the severe shortage of workers supporting people with disabilities living in the community.

February 29, 2024

Parents Sue Founder Of Trust Fund That Lost $100 Million

The founder of a nonprofit that administers special needs trusts is accused of draining more than 1,500 funds set up for individuals with disabilities and others with complex medical needs.

February 27, 2024

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Ed Department Needs More Funding To Investigate Disability Complaints, Advocates Say

Federal education officials need twice as much money to keep up with a flood of complaints alleging discrimination against students with disabilities and others in the nation's schools.

February 20, 2024
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Congress Weighs Strengthening Health Care Protections For People With Disabilities

The U.S. House voted to bar Medicaid and other programs from considering a quality-of-life measure that could be used to discriminate against people with disabilities, but the bill's future is unclear.

February 12, 2024

Many With Disabilities Earn Far Less Than Minimum Wage. A Push For Equal Pay Continues

Advocates in one state are forging ahead after lawmakers opted not to join more than a dozen other states in ending the practice of allowing workers with disabilities to be paid subminimum wage.

February 9, 2024

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Facing Backlash, Census Scraps Overhaul Of Disability Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau says it will hold off on changes to the way it determines the number of Americans with disabilities that advocates warned could lead to a severe undercount.

February 7, 2024

One Of The Country’s First Elected Officials With Autism Wins Discrimination Case

After being open about having autism and being deaf during her run for office, Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez said she was repeatedly denied disability accommodations prompting a four-year legal battle.

February 6, 2024
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FDA Expected To Reissue Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Disabilities

Federal regulators plan to issue a new ban on devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities more than two years after a previous effort was blocked in court.

February 1, 2024

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Man Accused Of Scamming People Buying Accessible Vehicles In $2.5 Million Scheme

A used car salesman stole more than $2.5 million from customers, including many seeking wheelchair-accessible vehicles, between 2019 and 2023, prosecutors say.

January 30, 2024
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Census Weighs Overhaul Of Disability Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau says it received thousands of comments after proposing major changes to the way it counts the number of Americans with disabilities and is deciding whether to finalize the plan.

January 29, 2024
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Lawmakers Want To End SSI Marriage Penalty For People With Developmental Disabilities

Under a bipartisan proposal in Congress, people with developmental disabilities would no longer sacrifice a key government benefit if they choose to get married.

January 26, 2024

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