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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
U.S. Capitol Police drag a protester

Disability Advocates Arrested Protesting Medicaid Cuts

Over 100 disability rights advocates were arrested while protesting Medicaid changes in a proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system. Hours later, the GOP plan appeared doomed.

September 26, 2017

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ADA Suits Increasingly Target Websites

Lawsuits filed against three large companies this month alleging that their websites violate the ADA are part of a growing wave of claims targeting everyone from Kmart to Netflix.

September 21, 2017

Service Dog Company Accused Of Scamming Customers

A company is under investigation for allegedly selling animals that are poorly and improperly trained, including some that lack the temperament to be service dogs.

September 19, 2017
Senators introduce health care bill

Medicaid Home And Community-Based Services Face New Threat

Disability advocates are decrying a renewed drive to overhaul the nation's health care system that they say would fundamentally alter Medicaid and jeopardize home and community-based services.

September 19, 2017

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DeVos: Minimum Progress For Kids With Disabilities ‘Preposterous’

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is calling on the nation's public schools to work with parents to better serve students with special needs.

September 15, 2017

States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017

EEOC: Man With Autism Harassed, Assaulted By Boss

A man with autism who washed dishes at a Golden Corral restaurant was harassed by his boss before being sexually assaulted on the job, according to a U.S. government lawsuit.

September 12, 2017

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Fate Of Teen With Disability In Limbo As Mom Faces Deportation

Time is running short for a mother who's facing deportation, which would bring an uncertain future for her teenage son with a disability.

September 5, 2017

Court Weighs Justice Department Role In ADA Enforcement

A federal lawsuit alleging illegal segregation of students with disabilities is on hold while a separate case challenges the Justice Department's right to bring suits under the ADA.

August 24, 2017

Feds Clarify New Rule For Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts have a new level of flexibility and federal officials are working to ensure that state Medicaid directors understand the implications.

August 23, 2017

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