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Senate passes bill to protect against wandering

Thursday, August 25, 2016The U.S. Senate unanimously voted July 14 in favor of a measure to fund tracking devices for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are prone to wandering. Kevin and Avonte’s Law, sponsored by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) and Chuck…

Avonte’s Law moves forward

Friday, April 29, 2016
Tracking device bill moves to Senate floor
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 15-5 on April 14 to move a bill to the full Senate floor that would create a permanent federal funding source for tracking devices for people with autism…

Report slams accessibility in New York City schools

Friday, January 1, 2016
83% of NYC schools found noncompliant with ADA
Just 17 percent of New York City elementary schools¬†are fully accessible to students with disabilities, according to results of a two-year investigation, released December 21 by the US Department of Justice.…