Federal Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions In Jeopardy
from Disability Scoop Funding is quickly running out for a popular Medicaid program that transitions people with disabilities from costly institutions to home and community-based living.
Trump Budget Draws Strong Opposition From Advocates
from Disability Scoop President Donald Trump is calling for modifications to Medicaid and Social Security alongside cuts to federal spending on many programs that benefit people with disabilities.
House Lawmakers Approve Changes To Americans With Disabilities Act
from Disability Scoop Amid vocal protests, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve sweeping changes to the ADA that critics say will weaken protections for people with disabilities.
For Adults With Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds
from Disability Scoop New research suggests that a type of therapy relying on computer-based exercises and small group sessions can yield big gains for adults with autism, potentially increasing employability.
Disability Nonprofit Among Groups To Receive Betsy DeVos’ Salary
from Disability Scoop U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give away her entire salary from her first year on the job and some of the money is headed to a nonprofit serving those with disabilities.
School District Ordered To Reimburse Family For Private Placement
from Disability Scoop A school district must pay private school and legal costs for the family at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that established a new precedent for special education law, a court ruled.
Boy Invents Game To Help Sister With Autism
from Disability Scoop A modified pingpong game invented by a fifth-grader is attracting national attention and now being manufactured for sale by a toy company.
Children’s Books Honored For Disability Themes
from Disability Scoop Three children’s books are garnering major accolades for telling the stories of people with disabilities, receiving special honors alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.
Congress Weighs Changes To ADA
from Disability Scoop Disability advocacy groups are rallying to fight against legislation they say would undermine longstanding accessibility protections in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Skype Broadening Access To Speech Therapy Study
from Disability Scoop Researchers are using Skype to remotely train parents of kids with developmental disabilities to serve as stand-in speech language clinicians for their children.