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Justice Department Cites States For Disability Rights Violations

A quarter century after a landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community, federal officials are cracking down on ADA violations in multiple states.

June 24, 2024
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FDA Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Developmental Disabilities Faces New Hurdle

With the FDA poised to again ban the use of electric shock devices on people with developmental disabilities, advocates are warning that some in Congress are quietly trying to circumvent their plans.

June 20, 2024

FBI Investigates Autism Centers, Which Have Exploded In Growth

The FBI is investigating possible Medicaid fraud in the treatment of autism in one state, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation, as program spending has surged in recent years.

June 19, 2024

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Residential Facilities Put Kids With IDD At Risk, Senate Investigators Say

In a scathing new report, U.S. Senate investigators say that residential treatment facilities serving children with developmental disabilities and other behavioral needs are a hotbed of abuse and neglect.

June 17, 2024
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New ADA Drop-Off Zones Are Coming To The Capitol, But Barriers Remain

Arriving at Capitol Hill has long been a source of stress for visitors with disabilities, but the situation may soon get easier with the addition of new drop-off and pick-up zones.

June 14, 2024
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Supreme Court Declines To Weigh In On Whether Parents Can Record IEP Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear arguments in a case looking at whether parents have the right to record meetings with their child's school district about special education services.

June 12, 2024

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Marriott Agrees To Better Accommodate Guests With Disabilities

One of the world's largest hotel chains is agreeing to make big changes after federal prosecutors said that people with disabilities faced numerous barriers reserving rooms.

June 11, 2024
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Students With Disabilities Turning 22 Are In Limbo After Court Ruling

Several school districts have informed parents whose children are turning 22 in the coming academic year that they will no longer be able to attend school following conflicting court decisions.

June 11, 2024
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Feds Push Schools To Improve Accessibility

More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, many schools remain inaccessible to students with disabilities. Now, federal officials are calling for change.

June 5, 2024

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New Law Requires Airlines To Better Assist Travelers With Disabilities

People with disabilities are poised to see big improvements when traveling by air thanks to a host of changes tucked inside a massive reauthorization of federal aviation programs.

May 24, 2024
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Man With IDD Stuck In Jail For 5 Months After Group Home Called Police

Police were called to take Kai'Yere Campbell to a mental health facility, but he was arrested instead. Now his mother is pleading with prosecutors to drop charges so he can get the care he needs.

May 23, 2024

Members Of Congress Are Using Assistive Communication Apps To Do Their Jobs

When a member of Congress recently used an app to give a speech on the House floor, it marked a new era for people with disabilities.

May 21, 2024

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