The House of Representatives approves a COVID-19 relief plan with more payments for people with disabilities, Virginia investigates complaints that Fairfax's online learning fails students with disabilities, and a study finds an autism risk for kids with aunts and uncles on the spectrum.
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Sen. Bill Sasse introduces a bill to end ventilator discrimination during the pandemic, DSPs worry about protective equipment, and the threat COVID-19 poses to people with intellectual disabilities regarding social isolation.
Federal officials double down on efforts to root out discrimination, some schools do away with restraint and seclusion, and a look at how the coronavirus crisis is exacting a toll on people with disabilities.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos forgoes waiving disability law amid school closures, stimulus payments may be extended to dependents with disabilities, and the EEOC updates guidance on testing employees.
A look ahead at our LSA-DN Summer 2020 Meeting (August 5-7), our members' efforts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a list of timely coronavirus news and resources you may find helpful.
5 things to know about coronavirus and people with disabilities, feds weigh in on special ed / Medicaid concerns over coronavirus, and UW-Whitewater program for students with intellectual disabilities a first in Wisconsin.
Lawmakers want nationwide head count to address DSP shortage, FDA bans electrical shock devices used on people with developmental disabilities, and Minnesota advocates seek to abolish subminimum wages for people with disabilities.
New Medicaid waivers threaten healthcare coverage for millions, the Senate passes a bill expanding access to respite care, and it’s time to explore the unique and conflicting narratives of disability issues.
Senators push the FDA to ban shock devices used on those with special needs, accessibility was a big problem at the Iowa caucuses, and the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30.
Lutheran Services in America to hold a Hot Topics call featuring Kaiser Family Foundation's Robin Rudowitz, CMS announced a plan that would allow states to use the Medicaid waiver process to fundamentally alter Medicaid, and President Trump hits Medicaid and food stamps in a push to slash domestic spending.