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Government Shutdown Takes Toll On People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are feeling pressure from the nation's longest-ever government shutdown, advocates say.

January 21, 2019

Woman Charged In Alleged $9 Million Fraud Involving Behavior Therapy

Federal authorities are seeking to recover $9 million that they say a woman stole in a scheme involving false medical bills for treating children with autism.

January 18, 2019
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Feds Weigh Changes To Work Rules For People With Disabilities

The Trump administration is planning to rethink existing regulations that radically altered the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

January 14, 2019

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Report: Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down

More people are on waiting lists, fewer are competitively employed and access to services remains uneven, according to a new report that ranks states on developmental disability services.

January 10, 2019
Internal Revenue Service

IRS Reminding People With Disabilities About New ABLE Account Rules

With a change taking effect this year, individuals with disabilities can save more money than ever before without losing out on Social Security, Medicaid and other government benefits.

December 13, 2018
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Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018

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To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018

500,000 Teens With ASD Are Headed To Adulthood. Where Will They Work?

The number of adults with autism is rapidly rising, yet advocates say nearly half of 25-year-olds with the disorder have never held a paying job.

November 16, 2018
ABA therapy

With Insurance Change, Access To ABA Therapy Expected To Grow

A change to medical billing codes for the most common behavior therapy for autism will mean better insurance coverage for families and less hassle for providers, advocates say.

November 12, 2018

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Court Upholds $33 Million Penalty For Underfunding Special Ed

One state will likely have to give up $33.3 million in funds after a U.S. appeals court found that it violated a federal rule requiring a minimum amount of spending on special education.

November 9, 2018
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Voc Rehab Doubling Down On Transition-Age Youths

Vocational rehabilitation agencies say they're serving more students with disabilities thanks to a new federal mandate, but they're still falling short of fully meeting their obligations.

November 8, 2018
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Labor Department Looks To Incentivize Disability Hiring

Federal contractors may soon get one more reason to prioritize hiring workers with disabilities.

October 29, 2018

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