New Medicaid Waiver Rules Set To Take Effect – Disability Scoop

In a long-awaited move, federal officials are clarifying what counts as home and community-based services for people with disabilities. Under a final rule expected to be published in the Federal Register next week, housing for those with disabilities will not only be judged by its location or physical characteristics but will also have to meet […]

Feds Impose Stiffer ADA Penalties – Disability Scoop

For the first time in more than a decade, the fines that the federal government can impose for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act are set to rise. The U.S. Department of Justice said it will increase the maximum civil penalty to $75,000 for violations of ADA provisions requiring restaurants, movie theaters, schools and […]

Ranking Names Best States For Disability Services – Disability Scoop

An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape. The analysis of disability services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia being released Thursday by United Cerebral Palsy finds top performers spanning the map. In previous years, the best services […]