US says Massachusetts violated disabled mother’s rights by removing child
Feb15

US says Massachusetts violated disabled mother’s rights by removing child

Federal government says state child welfare department needs to compensate her and allow her to prove she can care for daughter or it could face a lawsuit

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When Children With Autism Grow Up
Feb08

When Children With Autism Grow Up

An estimated half million people diagnosed with autism are soon becoming adults — and society is entirely unprepared for them.

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For Special-Care Residents, NY Policy Means Leaving Home
Feb01

For Special-Care Residents, NY Policy Means Leaving Home

Long after lunchtime one recent afternoon, John Cosentino sat at his usual table, eating his usual snacks. On this day, he was the only resident of the Brooklyn Developmental Center in its cavernous cafeteria.

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Obama Signs ABLE Act
Dec22

Obama Signs ABLE Act

With his signature, the president has paved the way for people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts where they can amass more than $2,000 without losing government benefits.

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Advocates Call For End To Transplant Discrimination
Sep21

Advocates Call For End To Transplant Discrimination

Twice, in the last couple of months, there have been high-profile stories of persons with disabilities being denied transplants due to their disabilities. Disability Scoop has an excellent write up covering the story. As they write, “Earlier this year, then-3-year-old Amelia Rivera made national news when her parents said she was denied a kidney transplant because of her intellectual disability. The hospital later reversed its...

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Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Outraged Over Incompetence of Education Department
Dec30

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Outraged Over Incompetence of Education Department

Manhattan Borough President and possible 2013 mayoral candidate Scott Stringer blasted the New York City Department of Education at a press conference today.

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