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Disability Provider Seeing Multiple COVID-19 Cases Among Staff Every Day

The latest surge of COVID-19 cases is affecting the availability of staff to care for people with developmental disabilities, compounding an already trying situation.

January 11, 2022
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Bigger Social Security, SSI Checks On The Way

Millions of Americans with disabilities are seeing a big bump in their Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits.

January 10, 2022
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CVS Backs Housing For People With Developmental Disabilities

CVS is committing millions of dollars toward housing for people with developmental disabilities and other underserved groups.

January 7, 2022

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Group Home Staffing Crisis Upends Life For Woman With Down Syndrome

After 22 years in the same group home, a woman with Down syndrome was forced to move. Now, she's wetting the bed, going days without showering and coping with screaming from other residents.

January 7, 2022
U.S. Capitol

Massive Investment In Disability Services In Limbo

Even as lawmakers blow through deadlines, disability advocates say they remain optimistic that a deal will be reached to approve the largest-ever investment in home and community-based services.

January 6, 2022

Company Fired Worker With Autism Over ‘Unprofessional’ Communication, Lawsuit Says

When an employee with autism was flagged for "unprofessional" communication, she asked for help understanding what she did wrong. But instead of granting that request, the company fired her.

January 5, 2022

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IRS Raises Limit For ABLE Accounts

For the first time in four years, the amount of money that people with disabilities can save without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is rising.

January 3, 2022
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Labor Department Cracking Down On Mistreatment Of Caregivers

Federal officials say they're working to ensure that people paid to care for individuals with disabilities aren't being taken advantage of.

December 16, 2021
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No More Stairs: Cash Influx To Make Transit More Accessible

In some of the nation's largest cities, people with disabilities can't use subways and commuter rail. The recently signed $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill aims to change that.

December 8, 2021

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National Guard Called Into IDD Care Facilities Due To Staffing Shortages

The National Guard has been called in to help staff four health facilities for people with disabilities or mental illnesses, a sign of how severe staffing shortages have become.

December 6, 2021

Coffee Shop Has Big Plans To Expand Opportunities For Those With IDD

Inspired by the limited job opportunities available to her friends with disabilities, one young adult started a business that's aggressively expanding and expects to employ over 100 people with IDD.

December 1, 2021

Staff Crisis Had State Planning To Move Group Home Residents Into Facility With Cots

A group home staffing crisis prompted a state plan to move dozens of residents with disabilities into a day center where cots were being set up in a gymnasium.

November 30, 2021

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