Nearly all of Portland's sidewalks are not ADA compliant, a national study on IDD housing, and the LSA-DN Winter Meeting wraps in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
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New Medicaid waivers threaten healthcare coverage for millions, Virginia falls behind on its promises to do more for people with disabilities, and the child care crisis disproportionately affects children with disabilities.
The LSA-DN Winter Meeting will take place Jan. 29-31 in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Amtrak reverses course on its plan to charge two wheelchair users $25,000, and the Department of Transportation proposes to let airlines ban most "emotional support" animals in airplane cabins.
Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan to help people with disabilities, the superintendent of an Iowa care center for people with disabilities is fired, and American Girl's 2020 girl of the year is 1st doll with hearing loss.
A federal appeals court panel in New Orleans dealt another blow to the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced he is rescinding former Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order on the Medicaid waiver program, and federal prosecutors are investigating whether harmful experiments were carried out on people at a state-run home for Iowans with disabilities.
Join the national call-in day on Monday, Dec. 16, to support permanent funding for Money Follows the Person (MFP), Congress considers legislation to lower prescription drug costs, and attacks on Greta Thunberg expose the stigma autistic girls face.
Medicaid initiatives that push long-term care over nursing homes could end this year, Tennessee becomes the new front in the fight to overhaul Medicaid, and an Illinois couple donates $1 million to Mosaic to improve spiritual lives of those with disabilities.
The health care system isn't ready to replace aging caregivers, people with disabilities face disproportionate risks from climate change, and medical futility decisions by healthcare providers become a subject of bioethical debate.
LSA-DN policy and advocacy team visits Washington, hate crime incidents targeting people with disabilities rise sharply, and an act (the CARE Act) that would boost ranks of care workers.
Senators join the effort to increase Supplemental Security Income asset limits and a new report finds characters with disabilities are largely missing from children’s television and film.