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Small Businesses Get Hit With Record Numbers Of ADA Lawsuits

Industry associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs are increasingly using the ADA to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements, not to promote access as the law intended.

May 24, 2022
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Feds Warn Employers Against Disability Discrimination

Increasingly common methods employers are using to select new hires, judge performance and determine pay or promotions may discriminate against people with disabilities, federal officials say.

May 16, 2022
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Subway Vowed To Help Worker With Autism — But Fired Him After 4 Shifts, Feds Say

Despite knowing he would need accommodations because of his autism and ADHD, Subway didn't provide the man with reasonable accommodations or give him proper training, officials say.

May 12, 2022

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Two Moms Created A Nonprofit Flower Shop To Provide Jobs For Those With IDD

With a mission of providing a positive space for those with cognitive disabilities to learn, train and grow, six out of the flower shop's 10 staffers are people who have Down syndrome.

May 6, 2022
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Senators Want To Raise SSI Asset Limits

A bipartisan push is underway on Capitol Hill to update a major facet of the Supplemental Security Income program for the first time in over 30 years.

May 5, 2022
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Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

Major employers including Microsoft, Google, Freddie Mac and more are part of a newly launched job search platform aimed at recruiting employees with autism and other neurological differences.

May 3, 2022

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Bounty Paper Towels Spotlight Artists With Disabilities

A special collection of Bounty paper towels available at retailers across the country features designs created by several artists with disabilities.

April 28, 2022
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Walmart Wants ADA Case Retried

Eight months after a jury ordered Walmart to pay a former employee with a disability over $125 million for failing to provide appropriate accommodations, the retailer is seeking a new trial.

April 26, 2022
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Senators Say Social Security Needs A Beneficiary Advocate

Much like there is a taxpayer advocate at the IRS, a group of senators say that Social Security beneficiaries — including those with disabilities — deserve a voice at that agency too.

April 12, 2022

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Biden Administration Expanding Program That Helps People Leave Institutions

After years of uncertainty, a popular Medicaid program that helps people with disabilities leave institutions for community-based living is set to grow.

April 7, 2022

Social Security Reopening Offices Nationwide

Social Security offices across the country are about to open their doors for the first time in more than two years.

April 5, 2022
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Lyft Program Takes People With Disabilities To Work

A program through the ride-sharing service Lyft is helping people with disabilities get to and from their jobs, but finding drivers willing to make the trip to some suburbs can be difficult.

April 1, 2022

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