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Walmart Accused Of Disability Discrimination

The EEOC is alleging that the nation's largest private employer violated the ADA by firing a longtime employee with Down syndrome.

January 20, 2017

Cafe Helps Transition-Age Students — And Serves Good Lattes

A unique coffee shop is aiming to teach valuable lessons to the students in special education that work there — and the customers they serve.

January 17, 2017

Feds Set Disability Hiring Quota

With a new hiring goal, the federal government plans to use affirmative action to grow the number of people with disabilities on its payroll.

January 13, 2017

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New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts

Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that's designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.

December 16, 2016

Man With Asperger’s Tormented At Work, Lawsuit Claims

While working for a member of the New York City Council, a man with Asperger's says he was locked in a basement, humiliated and that decapitated Teddy bears were left on his desk.

December 9, 2016
Ford headquarters

Ford Expands Autism Hiring Initiative

Just months after launching a pilot program aimed at hiring people on the spectrum, a major American automaker is looking to ramp up the effort.

November 29, 2016

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More People With Disabilities Seeking Work

After improving significantly, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is ticking back up as more people within this population look to join the workforce.

November 7, 2016
The Justice Department

Segregated Employment, Day Programs May Violate ADA

Just as people with disabilities have a right to live in the community, the U.S. Department of Justice is warning states that the same rights apply to employment and other activities too.

November 3, 2016

Feds Exceed Disability Hiring Goal

Six years ago, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal to ramp up hiring of people with disabilities. Now, the administration says it has surpassed even its own expectations.

October 28, 2016

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With Social Security payments set to rise just a few dollars per month, some lawmakers want Congress to approve a one-time payment for Americans with disabilities and other beneficiaries. (Disability Scoop)

SSI Beneficiaries Could See Extra Payment

With Social Security payments set to rise just a few dollars per month, some lawmakers want Congress to approve a one-time payment for Americans with disabilities and other beneficiaries.

October 28, 2016
John Week, right, steps in on the recycling sorting line while floating at various jobs at MDI’s newly opened plastics fabrication and recycling plant in Cohasset, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune/TNS)

Employer Makes Bold Gamble On Inclusion

A small recycling plant is offering a middle ground between sheltered workshops and full integration, paying workers with disabilities at least minimum wage while offering supports.

October 19, 2016

SSI Benefits To Increase In 2017

Individuals with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income or other Social Security benefits will see a small increase next year.

October 18, 2016

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