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What Do Schools Owe Students With Disabilities? Feds Plan to Update Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education is accepting comments on updates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires schools to provide a free appropriate public education to students with a range of disabilities.

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Autistic adults in Japan stay active in their communities, households

A longitudinal study conducted by researchers at the Yokohama Rehabilitation Center in Japan finds that most autistic children in Japan go on to live fairly independent lives and willingly engage in social activities.

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Accommodating Mental Health

Colleges and universities across the country have seen a surge in students registering for accommodations based on mental health concerns. 

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A Chester County Family Fights for the Rights of Those with Disabilities

Spurred by an assault on their son, the Baileys started a legislative campaign advocating for safer workplaces for employees with disabilities.

Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, September 28, 2021.
Bill to improve federal benefits for the elderly, blind and disabled may herald broader reform, Sen. Sherrod Brown says

U.S. Senators from Ohio have introduced a bipartisan bill that would raise asset limits for those who receive Social Security benefits. The proposed bill would provide not only a one-time increase, but would allow for annual, inflation-based increases.