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Papa John’s Sued By EEOC For Alleged Disability Discrimination

A federal agency has filed suit against Papa John's Pizza, alleging that the company denied a request from a new hire to be accompanied by his service dog and fired him before he could start work.

March 24, 2023
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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Student In Special Ed Case

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a student with a disability in a case with significant implications for families and schools entangled in special education disputes.

March 22, 2023
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Congress Could Make Waiting Lists For Disability Services A Thing Of The Past

A proposal in Congress would do away with Medicaid's institutional bias and guarantee people with developmental disabilities access to services in the community.

March 20, 2023

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In Historic Shift, State Looks To Abolish Subminimum Wage

Reflecting a growing trend nationally, lawmakers in the state with the highest percentage of people with disabilities earning less than minimum wage are working to put an end to the practice.

March 17, 2023
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New Medicaid Waiver Rules Take Effect

After nine years and multiple delays, new standards for what count as home and community-based services for people with disabilities will take effect this week, but many states remain ill-prepared.

March 16, 2023
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Special Ed Teacher Fired After Complaining About Understaffing, Lawsuit Says

A special education teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she lost her job after repeatedly complaining to school district officials about understaffing in the classroom.

March 15, 2023

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Biden Budget Seeks Added Spending On Special Ed, Disability Programs

President Joe Biden is calling for major investments in special education, home and community-based services and other programs that people with disabilities rely on.

March 10, 2023
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Twitter Faces Criticism After Disbanding Accessibility Team

Twitter is taking heat over concerns that accessibility for users with disabilities has been compromised amid recent changes to the platform.

March 8, 2023
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‘Mother Of The Disability Rights Movement’ Dies At 75

A preeminent activist who was instrumental in securing civil rights protections and reimagining life for people with disabilities has died.

March 7, 2023

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Biden Promises To Fight GOP On ‘Gutting’ Medicaid

President Joe Biden vowed to stop Republicans from making deeper cuts to Medicaid — which many people with disabilities rely on — to lower the national debt. Other changes may still be up for discussion.

March 3, 2023
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Justice Department Finds School District Illegally Restrained, Secluded Kids

In the latest of several such investigations across the country, a school district will end the use of seclusion rooms and reform its restraint practices as part of a deal with the Justice Department.

February 24, 2023

Senators Want Disability Complaints Against Airlines Made Public

As airlines face more disability-related complaints, new legislation would ensure that the public knows about the problems travelers with disabilities are encountering and how they're resolved.

February 20, 2023

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