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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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  • Ed Department Says More Students With Disabilities Graduating April 19, 2021
    An increasing number of students with disabilities across the nation are graduating high school, according to new federal figures, but the odds of receiving a diploma vary considerably by state. The post Ed Department Says More Students With Disabilities Graduating first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • New Push Underway To Eliminate Subminimum Wage April 16, 2021
    Government investigators say that a lack of resources is one of the main reasons people with disabilities continue to work for less than minimum wage. Now, some lawmakers want to change that. The post New Push Underway To Eliminate Subminimum Wage first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS April 16, 2021
    A cartoon version of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin gets a visit from the kids on "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS KIDS. The post Temple Grandin Champions 'Different Kinds Of Minds' On PBS first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Marijuana-Themed License Plates To Benefit Disability Community April 15, 2021
    In an effort to better support people with disabilities, one state is offering motorists the chance to emblazon their cars with phrases like "BONG," "GANJA," "HASH" and "HEMP." The post Marijuana-Themed License Plates To Benefit Disability Community first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers April 14, 2021
    Aides who care for people with disabilities in their homes are less likely to have had COVID-19 shots than their counterparts in nursing homes and logistical challenges may be to blame. The post Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults With Disabilities April 13, 2021
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering up new guidance for day centers and the people with disabilities they're serving during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The post CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance For Day Centers Serving Adults With Disabilities first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families April 13, 2021
    Cultural barriers, limited English, economic status and stigma can prevent Latino parents from knowing how to act early and find help for their kids. A new program is looking to change that. The post Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • #FreeBritney Movement Prompts Lawmakers To Consider Changing Conservatorship Rules April 13, 2021
    A spotlight on Britney Spears' conservatorship has led lawmakers in one state to consider changes, but some say focusing on the pop star could overlook the needs of those with disabilities. The post #FreeBritney Movement Prompts Lawmakers To Consider Changing Conservatorship Rules first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’ April 12, 2021
    President Joe Biden is calling for the federal government to make sizable investments in special ed and support other programs benefiting people with disabilities in his first budget proposal. The post Biden Budget Includes 'First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA' first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities April 9, 2021
    The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19. The post Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities first appeared on Disability Scoop.