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Teacher Accused Of Biting Student With Special Needs

An elementary school teacher has been arrested after police say she bit a 4-year-old boy with autism because he wasn't following instructions.

April 25, 2017
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn't backing down.

April 18, 2017

Undercover Sting Targets Accessible Parking Violators

DMV investigators are hitting shopping centers and other hot spots to nab people improperly using parking spots designated for those with disabilities.

April 14, 2017

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Teacher, Students Shot In Special Ed Classroom

A gunman walked into a special ed classroom and opened fire on his wife, a teacher there, and then killed himself, police said. Stray bullets struck two students, one of whom later died.

April 11, 2017
U.S. Capitol

Congress Weighs Expanding ABLE Act

As new accounts allowing people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits become increasingly available, Congress is considering changes to the program.

April 10, 2017
Schoolchildren

Supreme Court FAPE Ruling May Be A Watershed Moment

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming a high standard for the IDEA mandate that children with disabilities be provided FAPE is likely to have significant implications for years to come.

April 7, 2017

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Nationwide

Insurance Giant Offers Pro Bono Legal Aid To Those With Disabilities

Unable to keep up with demand, a disability rights group is teaming up with one of the nation's largest insurers to help people with disabilities navigate the Medicaid appeals process.

April 6, 2017

States Lack Consensus On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Despite federal officials weighing in years ago, a new analysis finds rules surrounding restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities continue to vary from state to state.

April 4, 2017

Cities Pressured To Tackle Sidewalk Accessibility

Nearly three decades after the ADA became law, the courtroom has become a crucial way to force municipalities into compliance with sidewalks and curb ramps.

April 4, 2017

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The White House lit blue

As White House Goes Blue, Trump ‘Cure’ Comment Draws Backlash

For the first time ever, the White House turned blue for autism awareness, but not everyone affected by the developmental disorder is happy about it.

April 4, 2017

The Separate, Unequal Education Of Students With Special Needs

Students at the center of an unresolved U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging illegal segregation of those with disabilities say they are stuck on computers and learning little.

March 31, 2017

Eleven-Year-Old With Disability Forcibly Baptized, Lawsuit Says

The parents of an 11-year-old with a disability are suing alleging that the boy was forcibly baptized while out with a Big Brother volunteer, an incident that has haunted him ever since.

March 30, 2017

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