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.
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.
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 pursue mandatory minimum sentences to the maximum extent permitted by the law.
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 nonprofit service for civil legal services.
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.
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 address these concerns.
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 of Chicago announced the agreement on April 20.