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Feds Incentivize Disability Hiring

A federal office dedicated to promoting community living is putting up big money to help businesses find and implement innovative ways to increase employment for people with disabilities.

January 15, 2020
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Labor Department Requiring Back Pay For Subminimum Wage Violations

Federal officials are cracking down after a service provider failed to properly pay individuals with disabilities who were working for less than minimum wage.

January 13, 2020
Doll with surf board and hearing aid

American Girl Introduces Doll With Disability

With a new doll, the iconic American Girl lineup is for the first time telling the story of a girl with a developmental disability.

January 10, 2020

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Kayla Cromer

Actress With Autism To Debut In New TV Comedy

Autism is set to be front and center on a new television series starring a woman who's on the spectrum.

January 6, 2020
Airplane

Transportation Department Looks To Increase Airline Accessibility

Airlines would be required to improve accessibility for travelers with disabilities on more of their planes under a new federal proposal.

December 17, 2019
ABA therapy session

Nation Experiencing Severe Shortage Of Autism Therapists

Most states don't have nearly enough therapists trained to meet the needs of young people with autism, according to a first-ever review of the availability of ABA providers.

December 11, 2019

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Family entering home

Feds Work To Protect Parents With Intellectual Disabilities

Federal officials say that a state has agreed to change its ways after child welfare workers sought to remove children from their mom and dad allegedly because of the parents' low IQs.

December 9, 2019
Born This Way cast

Down Syndrome Reality Show Set To Wrap

A groundbreaking reality television show documenting the lives of young adults with Down syndrome is coming to an end.

December 6, 2019
Aerial view of neighborhood

Feds Unleash $130 Million For Disability Housing

Millions of dollars are headed to communities across the country to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities, federal officials say.

December 2, 2019

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Child visits Santa

Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide

Ahead of his big night, hundreds of special events across the country will offer kids with disabilities a chance to visit with Santa Claus in a calmer setting.

November 21, 2019
Josh Lewis with his service dog

Service Animal Websites Face Scrutiny

The nation's top housing official is pushing the Federal Trade Commission to look into websites that sell assistance animal documentation saying that the sites dupe people with disabilities.

November 18, 2019
The FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Disability-Related Hate Crimes Up Sharply, FBI Data Shows

Newly-released data indicates that hate crime incidents targeting people with disabilities are on the rise.

November 14, 2019

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