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After Stroke, John Fetterman Poised To Be Powerful Voice For Those With Disabilities

Incoming U.S. Sen. John Fetterman's performance during the debate, on the campaign trail and even his election night victory speech have elevated him into a disability icon of sorts.

November 18, 2022

US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

A Paralympic swimmer with autism and intellectual disability was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a teammate with cerebral palsy and officials were complicit, according to a lawsuit.

November 15, 2022
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Congress Faces Pressure To Raise SSI Asset Limits

Hopes are running high that Congress could act to update asset limits for Supplemental Security Income recipients for the first time in more than 30 years.

November 11, 2022

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Woman Behind Landmark Disability Rights Case Dies

The lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Olmstead v. L.C. — which affirmed the right of people with disabilities to live in the community — has died.

November 9, 2022
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Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Have Major Consequences For People With Disabilities

Despite strong pushback from disability advocates, a case that could severely restrict the rights of those who rely on Medicaid and other government programs is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 7, 2022
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Jury Awards $45 Million Over Alleged Abuse Of Students With Autism

The family of twins who are nonverbal has won a $45 million judgment against their school district after alleging that a teacher's aide used hand sanitizer to inflict pain on the children.

November 7, 2022

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Advocacy Group Works To Ensure That Every Vote Counts

Lou Ann Blake was shocked when she went blind in her early 30s. Now the director of programs at the National Federation of the Blind is helping to protect voting rights for those with disabilities.

November 1, 2022
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Supreme Court To Weigh In On Special Ed Disputes

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a case centering on how families and schools go about resolving disputes over services for students with disabilities.

October 27, 2022
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After #FreeBritney, Landmark Law To Reform State Conservatorship System

A landmark probate reform law in one state will make it harder to establish a conservatorship, easier to get out of one and codify use of supported decision-making.

October 11, 2022

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Supreme Court Case Could Sharply Limit Disability Rights

Disability advocates are warning that a case going before the U.S. Supreme Court could severely threaten the rights of millions of people who rely on Medicaid and other government programs.

October 10, 2022
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Feds Send Millions To States To Phase Out Subminimum Wage Employment

Federal officials are sending $177 million to states in a major push to shift people with disabilities away from subminimum wage work in favor of competitive integrated employment.

October 3, 2022
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Lawmakers Drop Plan To Ban Electric Shock Devices For Those With IDD

Despite pressure from disability advocates, federal lawmakers are backing off of a proposal to ban devices used to administer electric shocks on people with developmental disabilities.

September 28, 2022

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