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Nonprofit Wants To Create 101,000 Jobs For People With Autism

An autism nonprofit in one state is setting an ambitious goal to address the employment needs of residents on the spectrum — to create 101,000 jobs within 10 years.

September 22, 2020
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Government Agency Recommends Ending Subminimum Wage

A federal civil rights commission is calling for an end to a policy that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage describing the program as "rife with abuse."

September 18, 2020

Roommate Program Looks To Improve Disability Caregiving

The "Rumi" program brings together people with developmental disabilities and full-time roommates who care for them in their homes, all at lower cost than traditional group homes.

September 15, 2020

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Hopes Fade For Coronavirus Relief For People With Disabilities

Another round of stimulus checks and long-sought funding to ease the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic on home- and community-based services are looking increasingly uncertain.

September 14, 2020

Pandemic Job Losses Pile Up For Those With IDD

As disability service providers work to keep their clients engaged in training and employed, they're balancing the availability of jobs with safety and the comfort levels of families.

September 11, 2020
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Ending Census Early Could Impact Disability Programs For Years

Plans to end the census a month ahead of schedule may mean fewer people are counted and less funding is available over the next decade for disability services, advocates warn.

August 31, 2020

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Students Create Job Platform For People With Developmental Disabilities

An online job board that's in the works will offer individuals with developmental disabilities creative ways to showcase their talents and expertise beyond a traditional resume or cover letter.

August 25, 2020
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COVID-19 May Shut Many Disability Programs For Good

Disability service providers across the country are closing programs as the coronavirus pandemic wears on and many are unlikely to reopen.

August 24, 2020
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Bank Of America Accused Of Disability Discrimination

One of the nation's largest banks has reached a settlement with the federal government over allegations that it discriminated against people with disabilities under guardianships.

August 18, 2020

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COVID-19 Taking A Toll On Direct Support Professionals

The coronavirus is rocking the already unstable workforce assisting people with developmental disabilities, with a new survey finding nearly half of DSPs know someone who's left the profession.

August 14, 2020

Ed Department Accused Of Diverting Funds From Students With Disabilities

A lawsuit filed this week accuses the U.S. Department of Education of jeopardizing students with disabilities by misdirecting funds meant to help schools deal with fallout from the pandemic.

August 13, 2020
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Millions Awarded In Rental Assistance For People With Disabilities

Federal officials are sending millions of dollars in rental assistance to help people with disabilities in a dozen states.

August 11, 2020

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