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In a new report released June 13, in Washington state, the King County Auditor’s Office slammed the County’s paratransit system, criticizing it for increased costs and constantly failing to maintain...
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.
A new savings option that goes into effect in Washington State on July 1 will allow people with disabilities to save significantly more resources without jeopardizing their eligibility for...
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...
Disability Rights New York filed a federal lawsuit against two Dutchess County landlords for seeking to charge a pet fee for a family with a service animal.
The Disability Law Center and the Utah Department of Human Services announced a settlement June 12 in a class-action lawsuit challenging the state’s wait times for people awaiting competency...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Over the outcry of disability rights and civil liberties advocates, on May 10, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a two-page memorandum to the nation’s 5,000 federal prosecutors, ordering them to...
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...
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...
Disability Rights New York issued a new report April 21, documenting its findings of abuse and neglect at a New York State elementary school, as well as changes the school district has made to...
A new legal settlement seeks to make it easier for people with disabilities to exercise their voting rights in Chicago. The Department of Justice and the Board of Election Commissioners for the City...
Disability Rights New York has filed a lawsuit against two staff members at a state Intermediate Care Facility, who allegedly released confidential information and spread false rumors on Facebook...
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...
Congress passed a last minute budget deal on May 1 to keep the government running through September, which, among other things, surprisingly increases special education funding.

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