Dollars & Cents

Mom Turns To Kickstarter For Help With Son’s Cerebral Palsy

Looking for a way to pay for treatment for her son with cerebral palsy, one Oregon mom decided to write a book and turned to Kickstarter.com to fund it. Even she was surprised by the result.

State Proposes $10K Stipends For Families On Waiting List

New Jersey may offer upwards of $10,000 annually to families caring for adults with disabilities who are on the state’s waiting list for community services.

Social Security To Phase Out Paper Checks

Social Security will stop issuing paper checks in 2013 at which point all payments will be made electronically, the Treasury Department said Monday.

Review Of Low Wages For People With Disabilities Prompts Concern

As a senator weighs congressional hearings on a law allowing workers with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage, employers worry a change could force downsizing.

Layoffs Force Special Needs Families To Cut Back

Job losses are leaving many middle class parents unable to help their adult children as they would have years ago. But when those adults have disabilities, it’s not so easy to scale back.

Jobless Rate For People With Disabilities Sees Little Change

The employment picture remained largely steady for people with disabilities in March even as the economy as a whole posted big job gains bolstered by temporary work.

Feds Ill-Equipped To Hire People With Disabilities, Survey Finds

Most federal workers say their agencies are committed to hiring people with disabilities, yet many managers report being woefully unprepared to do so, a new survey finds.

Families Pinched By Cost Of Special Needs Care

How much a family spends can vary greatly depending on the state where they live.

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