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LSA-DN Weekly Update

The federal government’s top special education official is heading for the exit, parents and disability rights activists are suing Fairfax County Public Schools for discrimination, and HUD announced a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Lawmakers look to address the nation’s shortage of in-home caregivers assisting people with developmental disabilities, NIH funding For down syndrome research balloons, and Domino’s wants to slice away at the Americans With Disabilities Act.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The Trump administration’s Medicaid proposal raises hurdles to accessible and affordable health care, parents of disabled children plead with lawmakers to restore aid, and a look at the serious consequences from Congress breaking a promise to properly fund a law protecting students with disabilities.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Sen. Kamala Harris apologizes for praising a man who described President Donald Trump’s actions as “mentally retarded,” federal education officials ask for ideas as they work to strengthen transition services for students with disabilities, and Marca Bristo — influential advocate for the disabled — dies at 66.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Why Iowa should invest in its human services workforce, Lutheran Services in America's fall webinar series on accreditation continues Sept. 17, and all U.S. dental schools will train students to manage treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at NCD's recommendation.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

Lutheran Services in America will host a webinar series on accreditation starting Aug. 27, disability advocates decry “public charge” rule limiting aid for immigrants, and CMS releases report on 10 states with the greatest change in long-term services and supports system balancing.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

LSI's Bill Kallestad reflects on last week's LSA-DN Summer Meeting, Lutheran Services in America's fall webinar series on accreditation begins this month, and at a time of low unemployment, employers are tapping a new talent pool.

LSA-DN Weekly Update

The House of Representatives votes to renew a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community, a decline in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment suggests the child uninsured rate may rise again, and another look at the legacy of the Olmstead case and how progress comes with costs.

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