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Trump Budget Calls For Cuts To Disability Programs

President Donald Trump is proposing cuts to countless programs benefiting people with disabilities, advocates say, touching everything from Medicaid to employment and autism treatment.

February 13, 2020
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Nationally, Waiting Lists For Waiver Services Growing

The number of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country who are on waiting lists to receive Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services is on the rise.

February 7, 2020
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Workers With Autism Excel Through New Program That Is Model For Others

A multi-city venture is placing people with autism in jobs that capitalize on their strengths at major corporations and so far the effort has proven a win for the workers and their employers.

February 4, 2020

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Students Aim To Brighten Future For Classmates With Autism

High school students are looking to help their peers with special needs build a foundation for productive, fulfilling lives after graduation by equipping them with skills to run small businesses.

January 31, 2020

Craft Brew Pub Thrives, Thanks To A Secret Ingredient: Workers With Disabilities

At Brewability, a craft beer pub run almost entirely by people with disabilities, the bartenders have autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other conditions.

January 28, 2020

Proposed Social Security Changes Could Cut Off Beneficiaries With Disabilities

A proposed change to federal disability assistance would result in millions more case reviews, likely cutting off many recipients with disabilities if the changes are enacted.

January 16, 2020

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Feds Incentivize Disability Hiring

A federal office dedicated to promoting community living is putting up big money to help businesses find and implement innovative ways to increase employment for people with disabilities.

January 15, 2020
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Labor Department Requiring Back Pay For Subminimum Wage Violations

Federal officials are cracking down after a service provider failed to properly pay individuals with disabilities who were working for less than minimum wage.

January 13, 2020
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Congress Hands Special Ed Hefty Funding Boost

Federal funding for special education will rise the most it has in years under a newly approved government spending plan.

January 9, 2020

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Trump Signs 5-Month Extension Of Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the fourth time in a year, lawmakers acted to keep alive a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community, but its long-term fate remains in jeopardy.

January 6, 2020

Congress Weighs Renewal Of Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

After years in limbo, advocates say a deal is in the works to permanently renew a popular federal program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to the community.

December 12, 2019

Death And Deals: Children With Special Needs Suffer, Private Equity Profits

At-home children's nursing care is dominated by a company assembled through a series of corporate takeovers that has two goals — quality care and maximizing profit.

December 6, 2019

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