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  • On ADA Anniversary, Biden Recommits To Disability Rights...

    Disability Scoop

    President Joe Biden used a White House ceremony marking the anniversary of the ADA to push his plans to spend billions on home and community-based services and end subminimum wage.

  • Advocates Reflect On FDA Overturning Ban On Electric Shock Devices...

    Disability Scoop

    Disability advocates have been fighting the use electric shock devices for decades. In 2020, they got a win when the FDA banned the devices, but earlier this month that ban was overturned.

  • Mom Of Child With Autism Started T-Shirt And Vending Business For 1 Reason: Routine...

    Disability Scoop

    In order to give her son with autism structure, one mom created a business that involves her kids and reinforces their routine.

  • ACT Will Honor IEP, 504 Plan Accommodations...

    Disability Scoop

    A major standardized test maker is taking steps to make it easier for students with disabilities to access accommodations.

  • Disability Advocates Warn $400 Billion Community-Based Services Plan Could Get Chopped...

    Disability Scoop

    An ambitious Biden administration plan to invest $400 billion to transform home and community-based services and get people with disabilities off waiting lists is in jeopardy, advocates say.

  • Following Loss Of Parents, Community Steps In To Care For Man With Special Needs...

    Disability Scoop

    Since a young adult with special needs lost both of his parents in 2018, people around town have made sure he has everything from a home and a bicycle to regular haircuts, new clothes and more.

  • Britney Spears Case Spurs Bipartisan Bill Against Conservatorship Abuse...

    Disability Scoop

    The proposed bill would impose new safeguards and allow conservatees to have their private guardian replaced with an independent public guardian without having to prove misconduct or abuse.

  • Paralympic Gold Medalist Withdraws From Tokyo Games After Being Denied Aide...

    Disability Scoop

    A two-time Paralympic swimmer who is deaf and blind is withdrawing from the Tokyo games, saying that she had "no choice" after being told she couldn't have a personal care assistant accompany her.

  • Most States Struggling To Fulfill IDEA Requirements...

    Disability Scoop

    More than half of states are falling behind in meeting their responsibilities to students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, federal officials say.

  • Olympics Composer Steps Down Over Bullying Of Classmates With Disabilities...

    Disability Scoop

    Just days before the Olympics get underway, the composer who worked on the opening ceremony resigned over having bullied classmates, including those with disabilities, during his childhood.