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Settlement Could Offer More Options For People With Mental IllnessFlorida's Department of Children and Families settled a lawsuit between Disability Rights Florida, in part by providing more options for people with mental illness like having them live in communities as opposed to state hospitals.
Justices To Hear Pregnancy Discrimination CaseThe Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday that could affect the millions of women who work while pregnant.
Absentee Ballots For Primary Elections Mailed Out In Miami-Dade CountyHundreds of thousands of absentee ballots will be showing up in Miami-Dade County voters mailboxes over the next few days.
Mom Sues Broward School District Over Service Dog Issue The Broward School District began tackling the thorny issue of allowing service animals in schools, at a workshop on Tuesday afternoon.
Hearing Set In Case About Kids In Nursing Homes A federal judge will hear arguments Sept. 13 about whether a dispute involving disabled children being placed in nursing homes should become a class-action lawsuit.
DOJ Asks: Is Fla. Unnecessarily Placing Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes?Officials from state agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice met Thursday to discuss whether that's the case, which would be a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
DOJ Looks To Quickly Address Children In Nursing HomesSaying that time is "of the essence," the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday offered to quickly meet with Florida officials about a federal investigation that found disabled children were unnecessarily being placed in nursing homes.
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