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Advocacy groups oppose new proposal to relax testing requirement

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Advocates oppose testing changes
The nation’s largest disability coalition wrote a letter to the chairman of the Senate education committee January 21, speaking out against a proposal to ease testing standards for students with disabilities. Since the start of its…
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Avonte’s Law reintroduced

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Bill to fund tracking devices
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has reintroduced a bill that would create a permanent federal funding stream for voluntary tracking devices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, to reduce safety risks associated with wandering. The bill,…
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House passes rule change limiting future funds to SSDI

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SSDI Trust Fund at Risk
On the first day of the new session, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it more difficult to shore up the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund. Under the most…
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Disability advocates urge San Francisco to drop Supreme Court appeal

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Police Response to People with Mental Illness
More than 40 disability rights and other civil rights groups signed on to a letter sent to San Francisco city officials on January 8, urging the city to withdraw its appeal in a…
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Quinnipiac to compensate student expelled for depression

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Higher education
The U.S. Department of Education and Quinnipiac University in Connecticut have reached an agreement to settle allegations that the school violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by placing a student on mandatory medical leave due to her depression.…
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