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.
Disability advocates are launching a major push to pressure Congress to pass legislation before year’s end that would offer a new way to save money without jeopardizing government benefits.
A host of one-stop centers tasked with helping people with disabilities access support services are getting more federal assistance.
With a growing number of students qualifying for disability services, investors are eyeing the special education market as one ripe with profit potential.
The cost of caring for a child with autism differs widely simply depending on where a family lives, new research suggests.
In a highly unusual move, a judge has relieved one woman of $340,000 worth of student loan debt. The reason: the court found that her Asperger’s diagnosis is preventing her from keeping a job.