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Congress May Halve Biden’s $400 Billion Plan To Boost Disability Services

President Joe Biden proposed a massive $400 billion investment in Medicaid home and community-based services earlier this year, but now Congress is considering less than half that amount.

September 17, 2021

Tech Firm Helps Youth With Developmental Disabilities Find STEM Career Paths

A university program is offering youth of color with intellectual and developmental disabilities introductions to STEM careers with real-life experiences working in the field at a tech company.

September 16, 2021
McDonald's

EEOC Suit: McDonald’s Worker Fired Because Of His Autism

The EEOC is accusing the operator of numerous McDonald's locations of disability discrimination over the firing of an employee with autism after 37 years on the job.

September 14, 2021

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Walking across street

Disability Service Providers Shuttering In Many States

Half of states are reporting that Medicaid home and community-based services providers have closed since the start of the pandemic, with many seeing multiple types of services shut their doors.

September 10, 2021

Social Security, SSI Checks Could Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

Social Security and SSI benefits may rise in 2022 by the highest amount in almost four decades, according to a new estimate based on preliminary economic data.

August 27, 2021

Unique Farm, Neighborhood Designed With Inclusion In Mind

What started as a farm offering people with developmental disabilities a way to contribute and find purpose is expanding into a community with the addition of a pocket neighborhood.

August 24, 2021

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U.S. Capitol

Hopes Run High For SSI Overhaul

As federal lawmakers put together a $3.5 trillion budget bill, there are expectations that it could bring major changes to the Supplemental Security Income program for the first time in decades.

August 20, 2021

Senators Push To Expand Access To ABLE Savings Accounts

A bipartisan group of senators wants to raise the eligibility age for special accounts that allow Americans with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing government benefits.

August 17, 2021
Woman with Down syndrome in kitchen

New TV Series Spotlights Entrepreneurs With Disabilities

The production company behind reality shows like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "Born This Way" is set to debut a new series following four entrepreneurs with various disabilities.

August 16, 2021

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Social Security office

In Reversal, Social Security Says Stimulus Checks Won’t Affect SSI Benefits

People with disabilities can save money received through stimulus checks and other COVID-19 relief programs indefinitely without losing out on their SSI benefits thanks to a recent rule change.

August 13, 2021
Google headquarters

Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism

Google is teaming up with Stanford University in an effort to make its workforce more neurodiverse.

August 9, 2021
Boy in pool

Millions Headed To States For Respite Care

Federal officials are sending millions of dollars to states to strengthen respite care services for families of those with disabilities and other special needs.

July 29, 2021

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