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SSI Payments To Increase In 2018

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income or Social Security are set to see their largest rise in benefits in years.

October 13, 2017

Caregivers Act Clears Senate

Legislation to establish a federal strategy to address the needs of family caregivers — including those supporting people with developmental disabilities — is gaining steam.

October 10, 2017
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.

October 6, 2017

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U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Punts On ADA, Special Ed

As the nation's high court enters its new term, the justices declined to weigh in on what types of spaces the ADA covers and what counts as a child's placement under special education law.

October 3, 2017
Walmart

Walmart Sued For Denying Reasonable Accommodations

The EEOC is accusing Walmart of discrimination for failing to accommodate a longtime store employee with a developmental disability.

September 28, 2017
U.S. Capitol Police drag a protester

Disability Advocates Arrested Protesting Medicaid Cuts

Over 100 disability rights advocates were arrested while protesting Medicaid changes in a proposal to overhaul the nation's health care system. Hours later, the GOP plan appeared doomed.

September 26, 2017

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Young man with autism

Feds Urged To Strengthen Autism Transition

The federal government should do more to streamline the experience of youth with autism transitioning to adulthood, according to a new report to Congress.

September 22, 2017
Senators introduce health care bill

Medicaid Home And Community-Based Services Face New Threat

Disability advocates are decrying a renewed drive to overhaul the nation's health care system that they say would fundamentally alter Medicaid and jeopardize home and community-based services.

September 19, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Reports Double-Digit Revenue Slide

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a sharp drop in revenue and is cutting expenses and distributing fewer grants as a result, newly-released financial data shows.

September 14, 2017

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States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017
National Institutes of Health

Feds Award Millions For Autism Research

The federal government is handing out nearly $100 million with an eye toward better understanding autism and developing interventions for the condition.

September 8, 2017
Students

Analysis: Minority Students Often Left Out Of Special Ed

Despite broad concern that minorities are overrepresented in special education, new research suggests that the opposite may in fact be the case.

September 5, 2017

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