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New 2010 ADA Standards

New ADA standards became fully enforceable March 15, 2012. New construction and alterations of commercial and public facilities across the…

Access to Existing Pools

Compliance for an accessible entry and exits to existing pools extended until January 31, 2013 by the DOJ… Public accommodations…

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  • Crime Against People With Disabilities On The Rise November 30, 2021
    People with disabilities are nearly four times more likely than others to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data. The post Crime Against People With Disabilities On The Rise appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism November 30, 2021
    They design buildings specifically to provide a sense of calm for people on the autism spectrum, but say the simplified design has the same effect on anyone in schools, clinics and offices. The post Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Staff Crisis Had State Planning To Move Group Home Residents Into Facility With Cots November 30, 2021
    A group home staffing crisis prompted a state plan to move dozens of residents with disabilities into a day center where cots were being set up in a gymnasium. The post Staff Crisis Had State Planning To Move Group Home Residents Into Facility With Cots appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • House Approves Largest Investment Ever In Community-Based Services November 29, 2021
    A roughly $2 trillion bill including a historic investment in Medicaid home and community-based services and support for employment, housing and other disability programs is closer to becoming law. The post House Approves Largest Investment Ever In Community-Based Services appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Survey Finds Schools Failing To Offer Compensatory Services To Students In Special Ed November 19, 2021
    The vast majority of students with disabilities have been offered no compensatory services, a new survey finds, despite concerns from parents about learning loss and regression amid the pandemic. The post Survey Finds Schools Failing To Offer Compensatory Services To Students In Special Ed appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Apple’s iPad Gets Assistive Technology Boost November 18, 2021
    Through a partnership with a venerable name in the world of assistive technology, people with disabilities can now control Apple's iPad using nothing more than their eyes. The post Apple’s iPad Gets Assistive Technology Boost appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • New Peppa Pig Theme Park To Be Autism-Friendly November 18, 2021
    A first-of-its-kind Peppa Pig theme park that's set to open near Legoland next year is being designed to meet the needs of kids with autism and it will feature wheelchair-accessible rides. The post New Peppa Pig Theme Park To Be Autism-Friendly appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • How Modern Medicine Neglects Mothers-To-Be With Disabilities November 17, 2021
    Though women with disabilities now get pregnant and give birth at the same rate as women without disabilities, most obstetricians know little more about them than they did nearly a century ago. The post How Modern Medicine Neglects Mothers-To-Be With Disabilities appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Biden Names Pick For Special Education Chief November 16, 2021
    The country may soon see a new top special education official. The post Biden Names Pick For Special Education Chief appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Britney Spears’ Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Conservatorships November 16, 2021
    With her conservatorship terminated, Britney Spears now has control over her checkbook and her uterus, but perhaps more than anything, her case shows how the legal tool can harm as well as help. The post Britney Spears’ Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Conservatorships appeared first on Disability Scoop.