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Efforts Underway To Fully Fund IDEA

Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.

After Years Of Cuts, Social Security To Extend Office Hours

The Social Security Administration says it will expand hours at offices across the country, a move that could be a big help for those with developmental disabilities.

High Court Considers If Medicaid Providers Can Sue Over Pay

In a case brought by developmental disability service providers, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing what recourse such agencies have if they believe Medicaid is paying them too little.

Disability Employment Gamble Pays Off

Unable to hire based on kindness alone, one entrepreneur called in an expert to measure whether it made good business sense to employ people with developmental disabilities.

More With Disabilities Seeking Work

An increasing number of people with disabilities joined the workforce as 2014 came to a close, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Report: People With Disabilities Paid A Third Less

Workers with disabilities earn 37 percent less than their typically-developing peers, on average, even in cases where they have similar levels of education, a new analysis finds.

Obama Signs ABLE Act

With his signature, the president has paved the way for people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts where they can amass more than $2,000 without losing government benefits.

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.

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