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Walmart Faulted In ADA Discrimination Case

A jury has awarded $5.2 million to a longtime Walmart employee with a developmental disability after determining that the company failed to accommodate him.

October 15, 2019
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Government Setting Aside $112M To Expand Disability Housing

Federal officials are offering up millions of dollars to increase the supply of affordable housing for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2019
Social Security office

SSI, Social Security Payments To Rise In 2020

People with disabilities who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits will get more money next year.

October 11, 2019

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Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski

NIH Funding For Down Syndrome Research Balloons

With millions of new dollars for research on Down syndrome, federal officials have effectively doubled their investment in understanding the chromosomal disorder in the last year alone.

September 30, 2019
DSP Rally

Bill Aims To Boost Direct Support Workforce

Federal lawmakers are looking to address the nation's shortage of in-home caregivers assisting people with developmental disabilities.

September 27, 2019
Social Security office

Lawmakers Look To Update SSI Program

People with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income would be allowed to keep substantially more assets and would no longer be penalized for marrying under a new proposal.

September 23, 2019

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Woman Pleads Guilty To $1.2M Medicaid Fraud Scheme

The owner of a health care company pleaded guilty to fraudulently billing for servicing multiple children with disabilities simultaneously and charging for more than 24 hours in a single day.

September 20, 2019

Feds Issue Guidance On Postsecondary Programs For Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is weighing in after confusion forced some students with disabilities to withdraw from or forgo applying to postsecondary programs.

September 18, 2019

Cartoon Network To Mentor Individuals With Autism

A new effort launching this week is pairing people on the spectrum with mentors from Cartoon Network Studios.

September 17, 2019

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A caregiver assists a man with autism.

Unique Program Teaches People With Disabilities To Be Care Providers

A first-of-its-kind training program aims to provide career opportunities to people with disabilities while also addressing the shortage of direct support professionals.

September 9, 2019
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Trump Extends Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the third time this year, extra funding will keep alive a program that moves individuals with disabilities from institutions into the community while lawmakers consider a longer-term plan.

August 20, 2019
Justin Pierce

After Years Of Underemployment, People With Autism Thrive In Tech Jobs

As a handful of major technology companies make concerted efforts to hire those on the spectrum, opportunities are opening up for a talented group of long-overlooked job seekers.

August 19, 2019

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