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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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  • ‘Glee’ Actor Says He Wouldn’t Play A Character In A Wheelchair Now November 30, 2022
    More than a decade after taking on the role of a student in a wheelchair despite not having a disability himself, actor Kevin McHale says he wouldn't do it again. The post ‘Glee’ Actor Says He Wouldn’t Play A Character In A Wheelchair Now appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Sensory-Friendly Santa Coming To Hundreds Of Locations Nationwide November 29, 2022
    As the holiday season gets underway, hundreds of malls will offer individuals with disabilities a special opportunity to meet with Santa Claus without the hubbub that such visits often entail. The post Sensory-Friendly Santa Coming To Hundreds Of Locations Nationwide appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Controversial And Often Used Practices Cause Harm, Even Death, Among Students With Disabilities November 29, 2022
    With scant oversight, schools routinely restrain students or confine them in small rooms. Parents don't always know. Abuses and discrimination occur. Children are traumatized, injured, even die. The post Controversial And Often Used Practices Cause Harm, Even Death, Among Students With Disabilities appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy November 28, 2022
    A pair of major health organizations are issuing new guidance to doctors about how to identify children with cerebral palsy and appropriately treat the condition. The post Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Mom Says Walmart’s Acetaminophen Led To Autism In Her Child November 28, 2022
    A mom believes taking a generic brand of acetaminophen while pregnant caused autism and ADHD in her child. She's now suing Walmart in federal court. The post Mom Says Walmart’s Acetaminophen Led To Autism In Her Child appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Behavior Analysis Group Votes To Oppose Electric Shock Treatment November 18, 2022
    After years of tacitly endorsing the only facility in the country known to use electric shocks to address behavior in those with disabilities, a major ABA organization is coming out against the practice. The post Behavior Analysis Group Votes To Oppose Electric Shock Treatment appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • After Stroke, John Fetterman Poised To Be Powerful Voice For Those With Disabilities November 18, 2022
    Incoming U.S. Sen. John Fetterman's performance during the debate, on the campaign trail and even his election night victory speech have elevated him into a disability icon of sorts. The post After Stroke, John Fetterman Poised To Be Powerful Voice For Those With Disabilities appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Airbnb Using AI To Vet Accessible Rentals November 17, 2022
    Airbnb is turning to artificial intelligence to make it easier for people with disabilities to find rentals that meet their needs. The post Airbnb Using AI To Vet Accessible Rentals appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Pandemic, Staff Shortages Prompt Surge In Special Education Complaints November 16, 2022
    Complaint data from one state and interviews with advocates and educators suggest that schools are failing to provide legally required services to students with disabilities at record-high rates. The post Pandemic, Staff Shortages Prompt Surge In Special Education Complaints appeared first on Disability Scoop.
  • Disney Adds Dolls In Wheelchairs To ‘It’s A Small World’ November 15, 2022
    Disney's iconic "It's a Small World" ride is getting an update to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. The post Disney Adds Dolls In Wheelchairs To ‘It’s A Small World’ appeared first on Disability Scoop.