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The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is taking new steps to protect the privacy of people with disabilities in residential settings who are victims of sexual assault.
In public comments submitted to the Department of Justice on August 14, the nation’s largest coalition of disability rights groups pushed back against the Trump Administration’s efforts to ease perceived regulatory burdens.
Disability Rights Ohio released a new booklet July 7, seeking to dispel myths about the federal Medicaid program. "There’s a lot of misinformation about what Medicaid can do — and it can do a lot," DRO wrote in the pamphlet. "Thanks to Medicaid, 3 million Ohioans receive needed medical care,...
Resident A is a resident at the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, an upstate New York nursing facility. For months, she has been seeking to move to a more integrated setting, but her staff members are largely unfamiliar with common Medicaid programs to assist her.
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Today, Disability Rights Washington released a new report, “No Excuses: Shining a light on abuse and neglect of people with developmental disabilities in Washington's institutions.” No Excuses sheds light on the pattern of unsafe conditions and lack of treatment in Washington’s Residential...
The Texas House voted unanimously May 10 to pass a bill ordering the Texas Education Agency to never again cap the number of students enrolled in special education programs.
Disability Rights North Carolina filed a class-action lawsuit in state court May 24, accusing the state of systematically failing to operate services that provide for people with disabilities to live independently.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia released a new report May 22, finding that at least six people suffered preventable deaths between March 2015 and May 2016 because of urinary tract and other infections at a state facility.
The Jacksonville City Council approved an agreement with disability rights organizations on May 23, settling lawsuits concerning the City’s prior decision to rescind a previously approved supportive housing complex.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced May 9 that states will have an additional three years to comply with new regulations designed to incentivize further deinstitutionalization of Medicaid-funded long-term services for people with disabilities.

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