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AUCD signs Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Endrew v. Douglas County School District

AUCD signed an amicus brief filed by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in the Endrew case, in which the Supreme Court issued a ruling affirming IDEA protections for students with disabilities.



Guidance on Section 504 and Restraint and Seclusion

The U.S. Department of Education released a set of guidance documents that provide information about the legal limitations on the use of restraint and seclusion with regard to students with disabilities. These include a new Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504, a Q & A sheet, and a Dear Colleague Letter issued by the Office for Civil Rights.



New Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet on the rights of students with disabilities in charter schools. The document is intended to inform parents, students and the charter school community as to students' rights under Section 504 and IDEA.



CCD Letter to President Obama on Wellness Programs

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities send this letter to President Obama regarding Affordable Care Act wellness programs and protections for workers with disabilities under the ADA.

pdf File CCD wellness letter.pdf [download]


Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2011 Data Update

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This Kaiser Family Foundation report summarizes the key national trends to emerge from the latest (2011) participant and expenditure data for the three main Medicaid HCBS programs: the mandatory home health services state plan benefit, the optional personal care services state plan benefit, and optional 1915(c) HCBS waivers. It also briefly discusses the provision of Medicaid HCBS through 1115 demonstration waivers and highlights findings from a 2013 survey of Medicaid HCBS participant eligibility, enrollment, and provider reimbursement policies.



Issue Brief: Keeping All Students Safe Act

Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.

pdf File KASSA Issue Brief Nov 2014.pdf [download]


HCBS Advocacy Site - Updated Regularly

A project of the National DD Network Partners to inform and support stakeholders in the implementation of the HCBS Settings Regulation.



GAO Seclusion and Restraints Report

Government Accountability Office report on seclusion and restraints: Selected Case of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers.



Summary of the Keeping All Students Safe Act

A summary of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, developed by Senator Harkin (D-IA) HELP Committee Staff



Fact Sheet on Current State-Level Protections from Restraint & Seclusion

This fact sheet shows up-to-date information on the limited state-level protections from restraint & seclusion for schoolchildren.

pdf File R-S Fact Sheet Feb 2014.pdf [download]


Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the US Can Help

A Report from the CCD International Task Force

With the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities potentially before the Senate this fall, the CCD International Task Force developed this report on the conditions faced by people with disabilities around the world and why the US must ratify the Convention.



Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone

To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, the Department of Justice launched a new section of its ADA website providing information and resources about the decision and its enforcement. Users can visit the site to find briefs filed by the Department, as well as other relevant materials. The website provides easy access to an extensive collection of ADA technical assistance materials and settlement agreements, as well as information about enforcement, mediation, technical assistance and certification activities and links to other sites with ADA information.



Statement of the Department of Justice on Enforcement of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C.

The Department of Justice released a new technical assistance document describing public entities' obligations and individuals' rights under the integration mandate of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1999 landmark Supreme Court decision, Olmstead v. L.C. The document also provides questions and answers on a variety of ADA enforcement issues related to Olmstead.

pdf File Statement of the Department of Justice on Enforcement of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C. [download]


ADA Settlement Agreement: United States v. Georgia

The Settlement Agreement resolves the DOJ's complaint against Georgia regarding the State's failure to serve individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness in the most integrated setting appropriate.


Archive ADA

This Georgetown Law site serves as a comprehensive, online archive of documents and history related to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Here you can find the text of the law, legislative history, congressional hearings, Supreme Court cases, federal regulations, policy and advocacy documents and additional information related to the passage of the original ADA and the ADAAA.

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