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 lawsuit challenging its practices concerning Medicaid-funded, long-term services for people with disabilities.
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 capable of making their own choices.
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 residential and employment services.
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 schools are meeting their obligations toward helping special education students make educational progress.
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 people with disabilities.
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 disabilities.
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 against youth in the state’s juvenile facilities.
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 obstacles” for people with disabilities pursuing lawsuits against businesses and other places of public accommodation.