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The nation’s largest coalition of disability rights groups is urging support for a new bill that aims to create a “national strategy” for supporting family caregivers.
The National Disability Rights Network is applauding a new bill in Congress that seeks to end a federal program that allows certain employers to pay people with disabilities subminimum wages.
Disability Rights California and three California agencies released a comprehensive blueprint for assisting people receiving supported employment services with transitioning into the competitive economy.
In a letter issued distributed to legislators May 5, the nation’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, urged Congress to reject a push by President Trump to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation, the nation’s largest...
Disability Rights Nebraska released a new position paper May 9, urging the state to follow through on a proposed plan to close Nebraska’s largest state-run institution for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Over the outcry of disability rights advocates nationwide, the United States House of Representatives voted 217-213 on May 4 to pass the American Health Care Act, rolling back most of the new protections for people with disabilities enacted under the 2010 Affordable Care Act and imposing...
A federal judge on April 19 granted a request for a preliminary injunction from Disability Rights Oregon, resetting hours for in-home care services recently cut by the state’s Medicaid agency for thousands of people with disabilities.
A recent Washington Post article, focusing on recipients of Social Security disability benefits in rural communities, is receiving extensive criticism from disability rights advocates. On March 30, the Washington Post ran an article, titled "Disabled, or Just Desperate?” as part of its Disabled in...
Equip for Equality and the ACLU of Illinois filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on April 7, seeking to enforce a 2011 consent decree concerning the state's funding of home and community based services for people with disabilities.
New regulations went into effect March 27 that disability advocates fear will make it significantly more difficult for people to obtain approvals in Social Security disability benefits proceedings.

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