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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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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

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

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