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The U.S. Department of Justice is weighing in on a lawsuit accusing the state of Ohio of failing to provide disability services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Shutterstock)

Waiting List Placements May Violate ADA

Being on a waiting list for community-based services may be evidence enough that an individual with disabilities is at risk for institutionalization, the U.S. Department of Justice says.

August 30, 2016
Scott Rhude, who has Down syndrome, picks up trash for his workshop job last year. Rhude says he's frustrated by working for less than minimum wage but rarely gets an opportunity to explore other options. (David Joles/Star Tribune/TNS)

Subminimum Wage Changes Catch States ‘Flat-Footed’

Many unknowns remain as new federal rules establish strict limits on paying people with disabilities less than the minimum wage.

August 29, 2016

Advocates Seek Urgent Passage Of Wandering Bill

Hoping to harness momentum, disability advocates are pushing Congress to fast-track legislation designed to help kids with autism and other developmental disabilities at risk of wandering.

August 26, 2016

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In a first, the Justice Department is suing a state-run school system for segregating thousands of students with disabilities, arguing that the situation violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Shutterstock)

Feds Make Good On Vow To Sue Over Segregated Schools

In a first, the Justice Department is suing a state-run school system for segregating thousands of students with disabilities, arguing that the situation violates the ADA.

August 24, 2016

Service Providers Turn To Washington For Help

Disability providers are looking to Congress for a substantial boost in funding over the next three years as they cope with new mandates that many worry could force service cuts.

August 23, 2016
Gladys Soto, the mother of Arnaldo Rios Soto, and the family's attorney, Mathew Dietz, at left, spoke to the media last month. (Carl Juste/The Miami Herald/TNS)

After Police Shooting Near Group Home, A Familiar Failure

A month after a man with developmental disabilities wandered from his group home and found himself at the center of a police shooting, his mother is struggling to get him needed supports.

August 23, 2016

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Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities

More than a year after the Justice Department found a statewide network of schools illegally segregating students with disabilities, the agency said it will pursue the matter in court.

August 22, 2016

Suit: Boy With Disabilities Forced To Sign Terrorist Confession

The family of a 12-year-old with special needs is suing, claiming their son's rights were violated when school officials forced him to sign a false confession saying he was a terrorist.

August 19, 2016

Regulations Broaden Who’s Covered Under ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing new regulations significantly expanding who's covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

August 16, 2016

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A new report finds that Americans with disabilities account for a larger share of eligible voters than either African-Americans or Latinos. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Disability Could Play Outsized Role In Election

The number of potential voters with disabilities is on the rise and now exceeds that of either African-Americans or Latinos in this country, according to a new report.

August 16, 2016

New Rules Designed To Curtail Subminimum Wage Employment

New federal rules are taking effect that will impose strict limits on people with disabilities being paid less than minimum wage.

August 11, 2016

Woman Fights For Accessible School Websites

School districts across the U.S., be warned: If your websites aren't accessible to people with disabilities, an outspoken special education advocate is ready to take action.

August 2, 2016

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