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Feds To Spend $1.7B To Make Rail Stations Accessible

A massive federal program is set to make hundreds of old subway and commuter rail stations accessible to people with disabilities by retrofitting sites that predate the ADA.

August 9, 2022
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Medicaid Expanding Offerings For Kids With Severe Needs

Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need.

August 8, 2022
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On ADA Anniversary, Republican Lawmakers Mock Disability Accommodation

An effort by Vice President Kamala Harris to be accommodating toward people with disabilities is sparking backlash from Republicans.

July 28, 2022

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Justice Department Sues Cubs For ADA Violations

A $1 billion renovation to one of the most famous venues in baseball failed to make the stadium "appropriately accessible" to people with disabilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 22, 2022
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After Institutionalizing Son, Mom Fights To Bring Him Home

While many youths are living inside hospitals waiting for psychiatric beds, hospitals have also become a warehouse for those whose families are struggling to access supports so they can go home.

July 21, 2022
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Biden Administration Warns Schools About Disciplining Students With Disabilities

With new guidance, the U.S. Department of Education is putting schools on notice that they need to rethink the way they are disciplining students with disabilities.

July 20, 2022

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Uber To Pay Millions To Settle Claims Of Overcharging People With Disabilities

Uber will make changes and pay millions to settle a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the ride-sharing service illegally overcharged people with disabilities for years.

July 19, 2022

Future Of Major Services Provider In Doubt

As a state seeks to revoke the license of a large provider, many with disabilities are unsure whether to wait for a final determination or find other care at a time when options are scarce.

July 19, 2022
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Most States Repeatedly Fail To Meet Special Ed Responsibilities, Education Department Finds

More than half of states have failed to meet their obligations to students with disabilities under IDEA for at least the last two years, federal officials say.

July 18, 2022

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EEOC: Hobby Lobby Wouldn’t Let Worker Use Service Dog, Then Fired Her

A Hobby Lobby clerk was fired after being denied the assistance of her service dog. Now the EEOC has filed a lawsuit against the national retailer alleging the company violated the ADA.

July 12, 2022

In First, Feds Issue ‘Bill Of Rights’ For Airline Passengers With Disabilities

The Biden administration is introducing a first-ever "bill of rights" aimed at helping ensure people with disabilities have a smoother experience when flying.

July 11, 2022
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Justice Department Says State Over-Institutionalizing Kids With Disabilities

Federal investigators say one state is violating the ADA by keeping children with disabilities in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities and even a juvenile detention facility.

June 28, 2022

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