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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.
Disability Rights of West Virginia filed a complaint in federal court March 17, accusing the state of intentionally delaying Medicaid fair hearing requests during the pendency of a class-action...
Disability Rights Tennessee, working with five other advocacy groups, released a new white paper March 21, about supported decision-making, for people with disabilities in need of assistance, but...
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon signed off March 27 on a comprehensive agreement, obligating the state to undergo its largest ever investment in accessible transportation.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected on March 21 the state of Ohio's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses it of segregating people with disabilities in its...
In a unanimous decision issued March 22, the Supreme Court rejected a particularly low standard, recently used by an appellate court in a decision favoring a school district, for measuring whether...
Disability advocates and New Jersey state officials announced March 16 the completion of a long-running settlement, which greatly expanded the state’s offerings of integrated housing options for...
The Arizona Center for Disability Law has reached a settlement with the state Medicaid agency and an insurance provider to provide a life-saving breastmilk formula for an 18-month-old child with...
The Colorado Child Safety Coalition released an extensive new report and video, March 2, uncovering extensive use of dangerous practices regularly used by the Division of Youth Correction Services...
In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee dated March 13, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities voiced strong opposition to a proposed bill that it argues would create “significant...
A federal court has signed off on a settlement with disability advocates in Oregon and Providence Health Care, ending a long-running dispute over its coverage of applied behavioral therapy, the...
In a victory for disability rights advocates, the Texas Education Agency will remove a policy that prevented an estimated hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities from receiving special...
Recently, Thomas Andres was arrested in the Tri-Cities area while experiencing a mental health crisis. His mother told a news reporter that she had reached out to the crisis center two times prior to...
Disability advocates are voicing opposition to a new policy brief, distributed by the House Republican Leadership last month, which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid-funded...
Mr. Jones, a 55-year-old man with schizophrenia, is a former detainee at the Multnomah County Detention Center, in Portland, Oregon. One day, Mr. Jones refused a staff deputy’s order to shower and...
Disability Rights Montana is opposing a bill introduced into the state house that makes it a crime to fraudulently misrepresent a service dog. House Bill 364, heard by the state’s House Human...
The Arizona Center for Disability Law is calling on Arizona legislators to reject a bill that would create a “cure period” for business that fail to make their facilities and services accessible to...
In a letter to legislators sent last month, the nations’ largest coalition of disability rights advocates urged passage of a new bill, known as the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act.
In a federal lawsuit filed March 2, Disability Rights Pennsylvania alleges that a new restaurant from Food Network and Iron Chef star Jose Garces is inaccessible to people with mobility disabilities...

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