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A proposed federal rule to improve access to care, quality and health outcomes in the Medicaid program, New York City schools continue to dial 911 and haul away kids with developmental disabilities, a special report on Special Education, and more for the week ending May 6, 2023.

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Feds Want to Shake Up Rules for Home and Community-Based Services An important look at the Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services regulation (the Access Rule), aimed at improving access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities and bolstering the direct support professional workforce. (Disability Scoop)

Bill Would Create Program to Help Caregivers of Children with Autism Federal legislation has been introduced to provide caregiver skills training to families with children with autism as well as children with other physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. (Disability Scoop)


NYC Schools Handcuff and Haul Away Kids in Emotional Crisis A wrenching account of a Brooklyn 7-year-old with developmental disabilities whose tantrum in school led to handcuffs and a 911 call introduces this investigation by THE CITY and ProPublica. The report found that city schools continue to call on safety agents and other police officers to manage students in distress thousands of times each year. (

Special Education Trendline This series from will post special education trends and developments throughout the year. Posts online right now include a look at curriculum-based measures (CBMs) to identify risk and monitor the progress of all students, and reducing special education teachers’ caseloads in Los Angeles. (

Passing the Paddle: Some Missouri School Districts Cling to Corporal Punishment (


Equine therapy program in Texas struggles to grow as developers buy up land  (

‘Rain in My Head’ Triple Winner at Easterseals Disability Challenge  (

Hispanics with disabilities hit record employment, data shows (

National Center on Disability and Journalism names new executive director (


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