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School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

A seven-year legal battle that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision raising the standard schools must meet in educating students with disabilities is coming to a close.

June 25, 2018

House Lawmakers Approve Delay Of Caregiver Check-In Requirement

Congress moved one step closer this week toward delaying the start of a controversial program to track when personal care services are provided to people with disabilities.

June 21, 2018

State To Pay $10 Million For Denying Special Ed Services

One state will pay more than $10 million to settle claims that students with disabilities were wrongly cut off from public education at age 20 instead of 22 in violation of federal law.

June 19, 2018

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Accountant Pleads No Contest To Stealing $7 Million From Arc Chapter

A bookkeeper is accused of stealing millions that otherwise would have gone to client services at a developmental disability nonprofit over a span of nearly two decades.

June 8, 2018

After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own

A woman with intellectual disability who has been housed in state institutions for over four decades may finally get a chance to live in the community after a judge ordered her release.

June 5, 2018

Ed Department Sued Over Handling Of Disability-Related Complaints

Disability advocates say that federal education officials acted illegally by fundamentally altering the way they handle discrimination complaints in schools.

June 1, 2018

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Delay Sought For Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Congressional lawmakers are proposing to delay a controversial Medicaid requirement that service providers electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities in their homes.

May 30, 2018
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Feds Eye New Rules On Flying With Service Animals

Citing "significant concerns" from people with disabilities and others, federal airline regulators are weighing big changes to rules for service animals in flight.

May 22, 2018

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

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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

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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