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Stimulus Plan Falls Short For People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

A $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan signed by President Donald Trump offers some benefits to people with disabilities, advocates say, but may also prompt unprecedented changes to IDEA.

April 1, 2020

They Make $10.50 An Hour To Assist Those Most Susceptible To Infection

Many aides, their employers and the people they care for are struggling with whether they should continue working, whether they can afford not to and how their clients will get by without them.

March 24, 2020
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Social Security Closes Offices Nationwide

Social Security offices are closing their doors due to coronavirus, but help with benefits is still available, the agency says.

March 19, 2020

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Group Home Operators Outsourcing Real Estate Worries

Agencies serving people with developmental disabilities are turning to real estate firms to buy and manage group home properties so they can focus their resources on doing what they do best.

March 4, 2020

Program Gives Law Enforcement Training To Those With Special Needs

A program that places adults with special needs at internships with law enforcement agencies is boosting job skills while helping officers learn about interacting with people with disabilities.

March 3, 2020
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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

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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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