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Lawmakers Weigh Tighter Leash On Animals In Flight

With an increasing number of animals taking to the skies on U.S. airlines, Congress may start pulling a tighter leash on what qualifies as a service or support animal on airplanes.

May 16, 2018

Government Urged To Improve Disability Services

Services for children with disabilities should be far more coordinated and easier to access, according to a new report evaluating everything from health care and special ed to employment.

May 11, 2018

Goodwill Settles Harassment Claims From Workers With Disabilities

Goodwill and an affiliate will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees — including women with developmental disabilities — to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

May 11, 2018

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Trump Hotel Sued For Alleged ADA Violations

A man is suing Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago for multiple alleged violations of the ADA, from improper grab bars in the restrooms to counters that were too tall at the hotel bar.

May 8, 2018
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Schools Still Winning Most Special Ed Disputes, Even After Endrew F.

Schools continued to win most IEP disputes in the year since a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed a more ambitious standard for students with disabilities, according to a new analysis.

May 7, 2018
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Are The Nation’s Schools Following The ADA?

Members of Congress are asking for a federal investigation into whether schools across the country are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 1, 2018

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Trump Administration Seeks To Bar Immigrants with Disabilities

The Trump administration is moving to make it more difficult for immigrants with disabilities and their families to get a visa or attain permanent residency in the United States.

April 30, 2018

Settlement Reached In High-Profile Death Of Man With Down Syndrome

In a case that drew national attention, the family of a man with Down syndrome who died after being restrained when he refused to leave a movie theater will receive $1.9 million.

April 27, 2018
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Senators Call For End To Subminimum Wage Amid Accusations Of Exploitation

Subminimum wages are under fire as a group of U.S. senators called for an end to the "discriminatory" practice and a company was accused of exploiting nearly 250 workers with disabilities.

April 27, 2018

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Lawmakers Seek Reparations For People Sterilized

Lawmakers in some states are looking to do right by the thousands of people — many with disabilities — who were sterilized last century under policies embraced by much of the country.

April 24, 2018
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Despite Law, Funds To Address Wandering Remain In Limbo

A new law calls for the government to provide free tracking devices and other resources for kids with developmental disabilities who wander, but it's anyone's guess when that will happen.

April 23, 2018
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Supreme Court Ruling Alters IEP Landscape

In light of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on special education, legal experts say parents should educate themselves and be prepared ahead of their child's next IEP meeting.

April 19, 2018

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