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Autism Costs Projected To Soar

This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.

Parents Of Grown Children With Disabilities Worry About Future

Even in a state with some of the best disability services, parents and providers are worried about what the future holds for a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities.

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

The nation’s governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.

Investigations Target Federal Disability Program

A program that distributes billions in federal dollars each year to secure work for people with disabilities is accused of failing at its very mission amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

Gun Access May Be Banned For Many With Disabilities

Seeking tighter controls over firearms, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if their monthly disability payments are handled by others.

Disability Employment Shows Improvement

The number of Americans with disabilities who are employed is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Disability Advocates Push Back Against Wage Limits

Employment can be a tricky prospect for people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to complete even the most basic daily activities since earning too much can mean losing benefits.

Despite Gains, Disability Employment Falls Short

People with disabilities faced an unemployment rate more than twice as high as that of the general population last year, according to new federal statistics.

IRS Proposes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

Six months after a federal law paved the way for tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, officials are providing details on how they expect the new program to operate.

Under Bill, Medicaid Would Incentivize Community-Based Options

A bipartisan group of senators is looking to provide financial incentives to states for helping people with disabilities live and work in the community.

Housing Unaffordable For Many With Disabilities, Report Finds

Housing is too costly for people with disabilities living on SSI in nearly every place across the country, with apartment rents often exceeding an individual’s entire monthly income.

Survey Finds Most With Special Needs ‘Striving To Work’

A new, national survey finds that the majority of people with disabilities want to be employed, but they often encounter barriers to work.

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