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Medicaid Officials Remove Barriers For Those With Disabilities

With a new rule, federal officials say they are streamlining the Medicaid enrollment process in an effort to make it easier for people with disabilities to get coverage and keep it.

April 18, 2024
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Feds Move To Increase Accessibility For People With Disabilities Online

More than 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, federal officials are imposing first-ever rules clarifying how the law applies online.

April 15, 2024
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Biden Pushes Plan To Improve Services For People With Disabilities

As the Biden administration prepares to issue new rules aimed at bolstering supports for those with disabilities, the president says that much more work is needed.

April 12, 2024

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Sensory Kits Help First Responders Assist Those With Communication Challenges

Backpacks filled with a curated selection of supplies are helping police, fire personnel and other first responders interact with kids and adults who have trouble communicating.

April 12, 2024

Hotel Hosted Disability Conference But Didn’t Have Wheelchair-Accessible Bathrooms

A hotel faces civil rights charges after allegedly hosting a conference for disability advocates while it had no wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on its first floor.

April 9, 2024

Group Home Rental Licenses: Tool For Oversight Or Discrimination?

A long-simmering debate over cities' ability to regulate group homes has landed at one state's capitol, as housing providers claim rental licenses have become a "backdoor tool to discriminate."

April 9, 2024

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White House Embraces Autism ‘Acceptance’ Over ‘Awareness’

In a month that's long been associated with autism awareness, the president is part of a growing shift toward emphasizing acceptance instead.

April 3, 2024
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Justice Department: Schools Used Discipline To Address Disability-Related Behaviors

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled with a school district that the agency said relied on punitive measures like suspensions or calling police to manage behaviors related to disabilities.

April 2, 2024
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Most Disability Programs See Flat Funding In Federal Budget

A $1.2 trillion deal to fund the federal government includes more money for special education and disability employment, but many other programs benefiting people with disabilities were not as lucky.

April 1, 2024

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FDA Proposes New Ban On Shock Devices For Those With Developmental Disabilities

More than two years after a ban was blocked in court, federal regulators are seeking to stop the use of devices that administer electric shocks to address behavior issues in people with disabilities.

March 26, 2024

Neighbor Sues 11-Year-Old With Autism Calling Him A ‘Nuisance’

A single mother is fighting back after a former neighbor filed a lawsuit calling her nonverbal 11-year-old son who has severe autism a "nuisance" due to the "strange noises" he makes while stimming.

March 21, 2024

State Looks To Shift Burden Of Proof For Special Ed Disputes

Families often face a labyrinth of difficulties trying to navigate special ed services — especially if they legally challenge their child's placement — but one state is making it a little easier.

March 19, 2024

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