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Congress Weighs Stimulus Checks For Those With Disabilities, Funds For Services

A $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in the U.S. Senate includes a major investment in home- and community-based services and stimulus payments for more people with disabilities.

March 4, 2021

Parents Wait Or Drive Across State For Autism Therapy

Lawmakers in one state are moving to eliminate a barrier to behavioral health care, a change that backers say would greatly improve access to therapy for children with autism.

March 2, 2021
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Institutions Serving Those With IDD Get New COVID-19 Guidance

Nearly a year after institutions serving people with developmental disabilities locked down, federal officials are spelling out how and when these facilities should reopen to visitors.

February 25, 2021

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Walmart Violated ADA When It Refused To Give Worker A Set Schedule, Lawsuit Says

Walmart is being sued in federal court for refusing to allow an employee with an intellectual disability to have a set weekly schedule.

February 23, 2021
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Federal Autism Committee Remains Defunct

A federal committee charged with guiding the nation's priorities on autism remains in disarray nearly a year and a half after Congress reauthorized it.

February 22, 2021
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People With Disabilities Report Fewer Voting Troubles

The most recent election brought some good news for people with disabilities: far fewer problems casting their ballots.

February 19, 2021

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Senators Call On Biden To Uphold Promise To Expand Community-Based Services

Dozens of U.S. senators are urging President Joe Biden to make good on his campaign proposal to invest $450 billion in Medicaid home- and community-based services.

February 12, 2021

Lawmakers Make Push To Fully Fund IDEA

Citing a "huge amount of momentum," lawmakers are introducing legislation calling for the federal government to significantly increase its spending on students with disabilities.

February 5, 2021
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White House Doubles Down On Accessibility

Online and in the briefing room, the Biden administration says it is working to prioritize accessibility for people with disabilities.

February 2, 2021

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Lawsuit Alleges Devereux Didn’t Protect Kids From Abuse

A federal class action lawsuit claims that the nonprofit network of residential centers was negligent and did not protect at least six children in three states from being abused by staffers.

January 29, 2021
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Biden Pandemic Strategy Puts Focus On People With Disabilities

As President Joe Biden introduces a coordinated federal approach to address the COVID-19 pandemic, he's turning attention to the virus' impact on people with disabilities.

January 25, 2021

Disability Discrimination In Health Care Under Scrutiny

Federal officials are weighing a rewrite of regulations designed to ensure that people with disabilities do not face discrimination from medical providers amid concerns about unequal access.

January 19, 2021

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