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New Push Underway To Eliminate Subminimum Wage

Government investigators say that a lack of resources is one of the main reasons people with disabilities continue to work for less than minimum wage. Now, some lawmakers want to change that.

April 16, 2021
President Joe Biden at podium

Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’

President Joe Biden is calling for the federal government to make sizable investments in special ed and support other programs benefiting people with disabilities in his first budget proposal.

April 12, 2021
COVID-19 shot administered

Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19.

April 9, 2021

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President Joe Biden at podium

Biden Calls For Major Boost To Disability Services

Alongside funding for bridges and roads, President Joe Biden's wide-ranging $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes a massive investment in home- and community-based services.

April 5, 2021
Social Security office

Delayed Stimulus Payments May Come Soon For Social Security, SSI Beneficiaries

Stimulus checks for people with disabilities who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits could start flowing after the payments were held up.

March 30, 2021
U.S. Department of Education building

Ed Department Urged To Direct More COVID-19 Relief Funds To Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is being asked to tell schools to direct funding toward students with disabilities who have missed out on services they were entitled to during the pandemic.

March 26, 2021

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Calls Grow For April To Be Designated ‘Autism Acceptance Month’

April has long been known as "Autism Awareness Month," but advocates are pushing this time around for a federal designation of the month focused on acceptance instead.

March 23, 2021
Marisol Ramos helps daughter Naomi

Waiting Lists May Be Eliminated For Disability Services Provided By Medicaid

Work is underway on legislation that could fundamentally transform the nation's system of home- and community-based services for people with disabilities.

March 22, 2021
Internal Revenue Service sign

Stimulus Payments Headed To Adult Dependents With Disabilities

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, stimulus checks are going out to many people with disabilities regardless of whether they're considered dependents.

March 19, 2021

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Worker with autism

Feds Propose Changes To Disability Employment Rules

The Biden administration is reconsidering what should qualify as competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.

March 15, 2021
President Joe Biden signs bill

Biden Signs Stimulus Bill Sending Funds To Disability Community

President Joe Biden signed a massive pandemic relief package sending billions to special ed and home- and community-based services and providing stimulus payments for many with disabilities.

March 12, 2021
School desks

Lawmakers Want Investigation Into Effects Of School Closures On Kids With Disabilities

Nearly a year after schools shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, some members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the impact of the closures on students with disabilities.

March 9, 2021

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