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Supreme Court Sides With Family In Service Dog Case

In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has largely sided with the family of a girl with cerebral palsy who sought to bring her service dog to school.

February 22, 2017
McDonald's

McDonald’s Drive-Thru-Only Ordering Violates ADA, Suit Claims

Many McDonald's locations operate solely as drive-thrus late at night. Now a lawsuit alleges that the practice violates the ADA by shutting out those with disabilities who don't drive.

February 22, 2017

Teen With Intellectual Disability Locked In Legal Limbo

Six in 10 youths in Florida juvenile justice programs are believed to have developmental disabilities. Experts say some are capable of understanding the legal system, but many never will be.

February 21, 2017

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Report Of Special Ed Cap Prompts Feds To Investigate

A dozen Texas school districts are being targeted for review in a federal investigation into whether students with disabilities are getting the help they need.

February 21, 2017

Trump Focus On ASD Misplaced, Advocates Say

At a White House gathering this week, President Donald Trump expressed concern about a "tremendous increase" in autism, but experts caution that his rhetoric doesn't tell the whole story.

February 17, 2017

IDEA Website Back Online Following Outage

After being down at least a week, a key government special education website has been restored, officials say, but more changes are on the way.

February 17, 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Senators Want Answers On IDEA Website Outage

Lawmakers are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Education after a key government special education website went down.

February 13, 2017
A vial containing the MMR vaccine

In Light Of Autism Comments, White House Prodded On Vaccines

Hundreds of organizations — including many of the nation's leading autism and disability advocacy groups — have written to President Donald Trump in an effort to dispel fears about vaccines.

February 9, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence swears in Betsy DeVos

Federal Special Education Website Goes Dark

A day after a controversial new secretary of education was sworn in, a federal website focused on special education was down, but officials said the issue should be no cause for alarm.

February 8, 2017

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Students protest against Betsy DeVos

Trump Education Nominee Confirmed In Spite Of IDEA Concerns

In an unprecedented vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education despite widespread concerns about her comments on special education.

February 7, 2017
Charges of disability-related job discrimination hit a record high for the second year in a row, the EEOC said.

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims Set New Record

Federal officials say they are receiving an increasing number of complaints of disability-based job discrimination.

February 6, 2017
A staffer at a New Jersey group home lifts a resident from her bed

With Talk Of Medicaid Changes, Waiver Services May Be At Risk

The Trump administration is planning to fundamentally alter Medicaid, a move that could mean big changes to everything from health care to waivers for people with developmental disabilities.

February 2, 2017

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