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U.S. Department of Education

Trump Administration Rescinds Special Ed Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education is withdrawing dozens of guidance documents addressing everything from transition to due process as part of an effort to do away with unnecessary regulation.

October 20, 2017

Handcuffing Of Kids With Disabilities ‘Excessive Force,’ Judge Rules

The handcuffing of two elementary-age students with disabilities by a school resource officer "was an unconstitutional seizure and excessive force," a federal judge has ruled.

October 20, 2017

Teacher Allegedly Held Class Vote On ‘Annoying’ Boy With ASD

An elementary school teacher forced a 9-year-old boy with autism to stand in front of his class twice while classmates voted on whether the boy was "annoying," a federal lawsuit alleges.

October 18, 2017

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Manager Accused Of Forcing Man With Intellectual Disability To Work

A restaurant manager is accused of using force, restraint and coercion, among other means, to compel a man with intellectual disability to work as a buffet cook for more than five years.

October 17, 2017
School desks

Special Ed Program An Unconstitutional ‘Dumping Ground,’ Suit Claims

A class-action lawsuit brought by parents and advocates is accusing one state of relegating students with disabilities to separate, unequal schooling.

October 16, 2017
Children with autism participate in an applied behavior analysis session

Autism Insurance Mandates Boost Access To Care, Study Says

Kids with autism who live in states that require insurers to cover treatment for the developmental disorder are receiving significantly more services, researchers say.

October 12, 2017

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Caregivers Act Clears Senate

Legislation to establish a federal strategy to address the needs of family caregivers — including those supporting people with developmental disabilities — is gaining steam.

October 10, 2017
Universal Studios

Judge: Universal Studios Discriminated Against Man In Power Chair

An administrative judge says an Orlando man was discriminated against after he could not use his motorized wheelchair to wait in line for rides at Universal Studios.

October 10, 2017
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.

October 6, 2017

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ACLU: Police Brutality ‘Magnified For People With Disabilities’

One of the nation's largest cities is accused in a federal lawsuit of neglecting deep-seated issues on how officers are trained to handle people with developmental disabilities.

October 5, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Punts On ADA, Special Ed

As the nation's high court enters its new term, the justices declined to weigh in on what types of spaces the ADA covers and what counts as a child's placement under special education law.

October 3, 2017
Walmart

Walmart Sued For Denying Reasonable Accommodations

The EEOC is accusing Walmart of discrimination for failing to accommodate a longtime store employee with a developmental disability.

September 28, 2017

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