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Senate COVID-19 Relief Proposal Overlooks Disability Community, Advocates Say

As negotiations begin in earnest on Capitol Hill for another coronavirus relief bill, advocates are warning that the needs of people with disabilities are on the verge of being ignored again.

July 30, 2020
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Biden Calls For End To Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers

With a new $775 billion plan, former Vice President Joe Biden says he wants to eliminate the wait for Medicaid home- and community-based services while increasing support for caregivers.

July 23, 2020

Disability Service Provider Squeezed By Changing Industry

After 168 years providing services to people with disabilities, industry changes are combining with the coronavirus pandemic to bring a moment of financial reckoning for a major nonprofit.

July 21, 2020

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School Known For Shocking Students With Special Needs Gets Coronavirus Relief Funds

A controversial residential school that was recently banned from using electric shock devices on students with disabilities is getting over a million dollars in coronavirus relief funds.

July 15, 2020
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Disability Employment Documentary Headed To TV

A film about an innovative business that's employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is set to air on television stations across the country.

July 14, 2020
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Senate Urged To Pass COVID-19 Relief For Those With I/DD

As coronavirus cases across the nation rise again, advocates say federal efforts to address the unique needs of people with disabilities during the pandemic are needed as much as ever.

June 26, 2020

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Disability Service Providers On Brink Of Collapse

Nonprofit executives in one state say the coronavirus has ravaged their operations, resulting in six-figure monthly losses, layoffs and rapidly depleting cash reserves.

June 26, 2020

Couple Stole Up To $160,000 From Down Syndrome Group, Police Say

A couple allegedly used their leadership roles at a local Down syndrome group to steal as much as $160,000 to purchase airline tickets, gift cards, jewelry and remodel their home.

June 19, 2020

Trump Administration Releases Aid For Disability Service Providers

Amid questions about delays, the Trump administration is sending billions of dollars in aid to disability providers and others funded by Medicaid who have been hard hit by the pandemic.

June 11, 2020

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Feds Pump Millions Into Disability Housing As Part Of Coronavirus Relief

Federal officials are funneling millions of dollars into new housing opportunities for people with disabilities across the nation.

June 9, 2020
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Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Help Disability Service Providers

Members of Congress are asking the Trump administration why federal money isn't flowing to help disability providers and others funded by Medicaid who have been walloped by the pandemic.

June 5, 2020

Day Programs Wonder When They Should Reopen — And If They’ll Survive

The groups that run day programs for those with developmental disabilities are wary of returning to normal operations as some areas of the country reopen without more detailed guidance.

June 2, 2020

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