With significant public backing and support in Congress, advocates say federal lawmakers are poised to consider a major change to the money-saving abilities of those with disabilities.
Substantial costs come along with an autism diagnosis, researchers say in a new study that attempts to put a price tag on the care needed by children with the developmental disorder.
The Obama administration may be rethinking its decision to exclude many workers with disabilities from a plan requiring federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour.
A week after announcing that the federal government will pay for tracking devices for kids with autism, officials are offering more details about how families can access the technology.
Advocates are crying foul after learning that many individuals with disabilities will likely be left out of President Barack Obama’s plan to hike the minimum wage for federal contractors.
For the first time, in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities will soon be entitled to federal minimum wage and overtime protections.
A company working to develop a blood test to identify children with autism is getting some major backing from Google Ventures.
For the first time in decades, a new report finds that total government spending on individuals with developmental disabilities has declined.
A nonprofit that claims to help send kids with special needs to camp is one of two groups purporting to aid those with disabilities making a list of the nation’s 50 worst charities.
Housing is out of reach for many with disabilities, with a new report finding that rent for a small apartment often exceeds the total government benefits offered to such individuals.
Federal officials are weighing whether to approve new rules offering minimum wage and overtime protections for the first time to in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities.
As sweeping federal budget cuts set in, the impact is starting to become clear for those benefiting from special education and other disability programs.
Within days, severe budget cuts are slated to hit nearly every federal program — including special education and other disability supports — and there’s no sign of a deal on the horizon.
The White House is urging Congress to take action to avert a series of deep spending cuts expected to impact special education and other disability-related programs within weeks.
Despite an agreement last week to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff,” experts say considerable uncertainty remains regarding the future of the nation’s disability programs.