The federal government works to expand transportation for those with special needs, people with disabilities go unsheltered in tornado alley, and Apple's iOS 13.2 introduces more inclusive features including disability-themed emoji options.
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The federal government’s top special education official is heading for the exit, parents and disability rights activists are suing Fairfax County Public Schools for discrimination, and HUD announced a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities.
Lawmakers look to address the nation’s shortage of in-home caregivers assisting people with developmental disabilities, NIH funding For down syndrome research balloons, and Domino’s wants to slice away at the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Trump administration’s Medicaid proposal raises hurdles to accessible and affordable health care, parents of disabled children plead with lawmakers to restore aid, and a look at the serious consequences from Congress breaking a promise to properly fund a law protecting students with disabilities.
Sen. Kamala Harris apologizes for praising a man who described President Donald Trump’s actions as “mentally retarded,” federal education officials ask for ideas as they work to strengthen transition services for students with disabilities, and Marca Bristo — influential advocate for the disabled — dies at 66.
Why Iowa should invest in its human services workforce, Lutheran Services in America's fall webinar series on accreditation continues Sept. 17, and all U.S. dental schools will train students to manage treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at NCD's recommendation.
Lutheran Services in America kicks off its fall webinar series on accreditation, federal officials continue to tweak the Medicaid waiver rule, and more states are requiring insurers to cover developmental disabilities.
Lutheran Services in America will host a webinar series on accreditation starting Aug. 27, disability advocates decry “public charge” rule limiting aid for immigrants, and CMS releases report on 10 states with the greatest change in long-term services and supports system balancing.
LSI's Bill Kallestad reflects on last week's LSA-DN Summer Meeting, Lutheran Services in America's fall webinar series on accreditation begins this month, and at a time of low unemployment, employers are tapping a new talent pool.