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Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States

After officials in the last holdout state enacted a new rule, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have mandates that require... Read more »

Dental Students Will Soon Be Trained To Care For Those With Special Needs

Dental school students will soon be required to learn how to care for patients with disabilities under new guidelines from an... Read more »

Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and... Read more »

Caregiver Roommates Offer Housing Alternative For Adults with Disabilities

In a growing trend toward inclusion, young adults with disabilities now have more opportunities than ever to live with typically-developing peers... Read more »

Waiting Lists For Medicaid Up, Competitive Employment Down

Wide geographical disparities exist when it comes to opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and work in... Read more »

Feds Clarify What Qualifies As “Community Based”

Federal officials have issued long-awaited guidance to help states determine what living arrangements for people with disabilities are considered community-based rather... Read more »

Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

More students with disabilities are being educated alongside their typically-developing peers, according to new federal data.  Nearly 95 percent of kids... Read more »

Renewed Push to Extend Program That Helps People Leave Institutions

Lawmakers are pressing ahead with efforts to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community-based... Read more »

School Day Shortened For Hundreds With Disabilities, Suit Claims

The parents of children with autism and other developmental disabilities are suing the state of Oregon over claims that the children... Read more »

Lawmakers Revive Plan to Curb Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Democrats in Congress introduced a bill known as the Keeping All Students Safe Act last month. The measure would bar seclusion... Read more »