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Supreme Court Throws Out Closely Watched ADA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is punting on a case that advocates had warned could sharply limit the rights of people with disabilities to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

December 6, 2023
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State Leaves $800 Million On The Table For Disability Services, Advocates Say

Florida officials have allowed nearly $800 million in state and federal matching funds for disability services to fall through the cracks in the past two years, according to a budget analysis.

December 1, 2023
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Biden Administration Works To Increase Preschool Inclusion

Federal officials are outlining steps that states, schools and others should take to alleviate "significant barriers" children with disabilities face accessing inclusive child care programs.

November 30, 2023

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Moms Say Their Nonverbal Sons Are Unsafe In State Care. Even As Guardians, They Have No Rights

Despite being the legal guardians for their sons with developmental disabilities, two mothers say that state officials are making decisions about their children's care with no regard for their rights.

November 28, 2023
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Jury Orders Amazon To Pay Ex-Employee With Asperger’s $1.2 Million

A former Amazon employee with Asperger's syndrome claimed he was bullied and abused by co-workers who called him "retard" and "a waste of life" and the company did nothing when he spoke up.

November 14, 2023
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Disability Providers Warn Overtime Pay Rule Could Jeopardize Services

A federal proposal to extend overtime pay to millions of additional workers could unintentionally lead to further cuts in the availability of services for people with IDD, providers say.

November 13, 2023

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Disability Advocates Call For End To Subminimum Wage Employment

Dozens of disability advocacy groups are urging the Biden administration to end a decades-old program allowing employers to pay workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.

November 10, 2023

Judge Rules School District Let Special Ed Student ‘Abscond’ From Classes

One school system could be on the hook for more than $300,000 after a judge found that a special education student was allowed to "escape" dozens of hours of classes whenever he wanted.

November 7, 2023
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Justice Department Warns Sheltered Workshops May Violate ADA

Segregating people with disabilities in employment and other day programs may violate their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Biden administration says.

November 2, 2023

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State Allegedly Asked Judges To Consider Detaining Kids With Disabilities

A judge alleged that courts were asked to consider temporarily detaining children with complex behavioral and mental health needs while the state tried to find a placement for them.

November 1, 2023
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As 2024 Nears, Advocates Push For Caregiving As Campaign Issue

Family caregivers want to make their plight a campaign issue after the pandemic exposed the lack of support for over 53 million people who provide unpaid care to those with disabilities and others.

October 31, 2023
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Senators Seek Emergency Funding To Ensure Access To Disability Services

With staffing shortages threatening the availability of Medicaid home and community-based services for people with disabilities across the country, federal lawmakers are looking to boost funding.

October 26, 2023

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