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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.

White House To Spotlight Disability Employment

Ten people from across the country will be honored at the White House this week for their efforts to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Billionaire Urges Disability Hiring

One of the richest people in the world is calling on employers to join him in hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Employment Report Shows Signs Of Improvement

As the nation’s jobless rate hit a milestone last month, work prospects for Americans with disabilities appeared to improve just slightly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.

What Happens When Sheltered Workshops Close?

Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop in 2002. Today, the employment rate of people with developmental disabilities in the New England state is twice the national average.

Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.

Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

Federal lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal to move forward on a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

Farm Gives Adults With Autism A Chance To Grow

On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons — lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.

Unemployment Ticks Up Among Those With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities climbed last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

Report Finds Fewer Federal Workers With Disabilities

Despite a push to increase hiring of people with what are known as “targeted disabilities,” the participation of such individuals in the federal workforce has actually declined.

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