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  • Trump Administration Pushing Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions...

    Disability Scoop

    Medicaid officials are looking to "jump-start efforts" to move people with disabilities from institutions to community-based settings and they're offering up millions of dollars to do

  • Children To Be Removed From Devereux After Lax Supervision Found...

    Disability Scoop

    Dozens of children will be pulled from residential centers facing numerous sexual assault allegations after a six-week safety review found that staffers repeatedly failed to watch over them.

  • Congress Still Playing Catch-Up On Accessibility...

    Disability Scoop

    Thirty years after the signing of the ADA and 25 years after Congress decided to apply those standards to itself, challenges remain for people navigating Capitol Hill in person and online.

  • 'Sesame Street' Helping Kids With Autism Learn To Wear Face Masks...

    Disability Scoop

    With a collection of new materials, "Sesame Street" is working to help kids with autism adapt to wearing face masks and other realities of living through a pandemic.

  • Ginsburg Remembered For Impact On Disability Rights...

    Disability Scoop

    Best known for standing up for women's rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also played an outsized role in ensuring the rights of people with disabilities, advocates say.

  • Nonprofit Wants To Create 101,000 Jobs For People With Autism...

    Disability Scoop

    An autism nonprofit in one state is setting an ambitious goal to address the employment needs of residents on the spectrum — to create 101,000 jobs within 10 years.

  • Closed Schools Have To Serve Some Special Ed Students In Person, Experts Say...

    Disability Scoop

    A recent special education ruling suggests that schools, in certain cases, have an obligation to serve students with disabilities in person — even if the schools are barred from reopening.

  • Hollywood Continues To Overlook Disability Community, Report Shows...

    Disability Scoop

    Even with gains in the number of characters with disabilities appearing in popular films, a new report finds that this population still remains largely nonexistent on screen.

  • Government Agency Recommends Ending Subminimum Wage...

    Disability Scoop

    A federal civil rights commission is calling for an end to a policy that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage describing the program as "rife with abuse."

  • At 39, Disability Activist Modeling In Her First Show — At New York Fashion Week...

    Disability Scoop

    As a teenager in the 1990s, Melissa Blake was interested in fashion. Unfortunately, fashion wasn't much interested in her. Now, at 39, Blake, is a fashion role model herself.