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Obama Administration proposes new firearm restrictions for Social Security disability beneficiaries

Monday, May 16, 2016
Gun control proposal
The Obama Administration released a draft proposal on April 28 of a controversial new initiative to expand the Social Security Administration’s obligations for reporting people with disabilities to the federal firearm database. The Gun Control Act of…

Disability advocates weigh in on proposal to ban smoking in public housing

Friday, January 22, 2016Disability rights advocates are raising the alarm on a new Obama Administration proposal that they worry could potentially force thousands of people with disabilities out of their federally subsidized homes. In November, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued…

Report raises alarms about outsourced home care workers

Monday, January 18, 2016
New Labor Regulations May be Difficult to Enforce
New labor protections for the nation’s fast growing workforce of in-home care workers for the elderly and people with disabilities may be largely unenforceable, without further structural changes, the National Employment Law

Feds call for more integrated preschool

Monday, June 1, 2015
Inclusive Preschools
The Obama Administration released a draft policy statement (PDF) May 15, calling for greater inclusion of preschoolers receiving special education services. “It is the Departments’ position that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality…