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Tech Firm Sees Benefit From Employees On The Spectrum

A global technology firm that’s committed to hiring hundreds with autism says the move isn’t about disability, but rather an effort to harness skills.

Tax-Free Disability Savings Bill Headed To Obama

The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to send legislation to the president establishing a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.

Feds Inch Closer To Disability Hiring Goal

The federal government added people with disabilities to its payroll at a higher rate last year than at any other time in the last three decades.

Special Ed, Disability Programs Unscathed In Budget Deal

A spending plan making its way through Congress is a win for people with disabilities, advocates say, more for what it doesn’t do than what it does.

Hiring Uptick Fails To Spur Disability Employment

Despite overall job market gains, people with disabilities are struggling to keep up, new figures from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest.

House Approves Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits.

Lawmakers Poised To Vote On ABLE Act

Congress is set to act this week on legislation that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Vote Planned On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.

Clock Ticking On Plan For Disability Savings Accounts

Advocates are pushing Congress to act before the end of the year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

More With Disabilities Finding Jobs

As the job market shows signs of improvement, statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest people with disabilities are making gains as well.

SSI Payments To Increase

Monthly Social Security payments — including those for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries — will go up next year.

Labor Secretary: Shift Away From Subminimum Wage An ‘Example’

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is hoping that states will follow the federal government’s lead in moving away from paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

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