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Future Uncertain As Money To Move People Out of Institutions Runs Dry

With time and money quickly running out, advocates are pushing for passage of a bill that would extend a federal program that... Read more »

States Cite Hurdles To Providing Community Based Services

States are facing challenges meeting their obligations to provide home and community-based services to people with developmental disabilities and other groups,... Read more »

Concerns Linger Over Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate

Disability advocates are pushing for clearer privacy protections as states use a one-year extension to comply with a Medicaid requirement that... Read more »

Medically Underserved Population Bill

A bill has been created and released that would grant MUP (Medically Underserved Population) status to individuals with intellectual and developmental... Read more »

New Drug Approvals: Aimovig (erenumab-aooe)

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, specifically indicated for the preventative treatment of migraine in adults. Aimovig... Read more »

ABLE Programs in Jeopardy, Disability Advocates Warn

Without a big change, advocates are warning that a recently-established vehicle to help people with disabilities save money without risking their... Read more »

New Drug Approvals: Palynziq (pegvaliase-pqpz)

The U.S. FDA approved Palynziq (pegvaliase-pqpz) for adults with a rare and serious genetic disease known as phenylketonuria (PKU). Patients with... Read more »

Nation’s Largest Employer Misses Disability Hiring Goal

The U.S. government is falling short on a plan to dramatically increase hiring of people with intellectual disability and other conditions,... Read more »

New Drug: New Warning Added to Package Insert for Lamictal (lamotrigine)

The FDA is warning that the medicine Lamictal (lamotrigine) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious... Read more »

21st Century Cures Act Medicaid Requirement: Electronic Visit Verification

Federal officials this week issued long-awaited guidelines to help states comply with an upcoming Medicaid requirement that service providers electronically check... Read more »