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Retail Websites Must Comply With ADA, Court Rules

A recent court decision could have major implications for retailers, forcing them to equip their websites with technology that makes them accessible to individuals with disabilities.

June 23, 2017
A protester with the disability rights group ADAPT is escorted by police

Disability Services Threatened Under Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

Funding for community-based services and other supports for people with developmental disabilities would be in jeopardy under a U.S. Senate proposal to radically alter Medicaid.

June 23, 2017
A supporter of the Affordable Care Act holds a sign during a rally

Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms

Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on.

June 20, 2017

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Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

Parents Denied Ability To Record Son’s School Day

A federal jury has determined that the parents of a child with disabilities have no First Amendment right to have their son wear a recording device to keep track of his school day.

June 13, 2017

Families Fight Lawsuit Over Community-Based Supports

A lawsuit seeking greater access to the community for thousands with disabilities is facing opposition from some of the very people that advocates say they represent.

June 9, 2017

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Family Of Man With Autism Sues Over Police Shooting

A year after police shot a caregiver who was assisting a man with autism, the man's family is suing alleging that police inflicted intentional pain and suffering and falsely imprisoned him.

June 6, 2017
Police arrest demonstrators in wheelchairs at the U.S. Capitol

Disability Advocates Protest Medicaid Cuts

Dozens of advocacy groups are joining members of Congress to sound alarm bells about proposed cuts to Medicaid, which they say will have severe consequences for people with disabilities.

June 6, 2017

Airlines Face Soaring Disability Complaints

The number of disability-related complaints against airlines shot up more than twofold in a decade, a new government report finds.

June 5, 2017

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After Outage, Ed Department Unveils New IDEA Site

Three months after a key government special education website crashed, federal officials are introducing a revamped online presence.

June 1, 2017
Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, speaks during a press briefing

Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

Deep cuts to Medicaid and other programs that people with disabilities rely on are at the heart of President Donald Trump's first budget proposal.

May 23, 2017
Abril sits in the living room while her parents make breakfast.

Parents Of Those With Disabilities Fear Deportation

Anticipating a broader immigration crackdown, undocumented families are hiring lawyers and scrambling to make contingency plans for their U.S.-born children with disabilities.

May 23, 2017

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