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Disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza who has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia waves to delegates after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday. The issue of pay for workers with disabilities is receiving attention in both the Democratic and Republican Party platforms. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Democrats, Republicans Urge End To Subminimum Wage

With all eyes on the race for the White House, both political parties are calling for big change to rules on employing people with disabilities.

July 28, 2016

Fight For Job Promotion Spotlights Conflict For Disability Providers

In a groundbreaking decision, a human rights agency found that a disability provider likely violated a worker's civil rights when it denied him a promotion because he is also a client.

July 22, 2016

Feds Offer Up Millions To Boost Disability Employment

Millions of dollars are up for grabs designed to help states improve services for people with disabilities seeking work.

July 18, 2016

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Jobs Report Suggests More With Disabilities Unemployed

After trending down for the better part of the year, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities ticked back up with the start of the summer.

July 12, 2016

Teen With ASD Is Face Of Family Business

In search of a post-high school path for their son with autism, one family decided to open a mobile shaved ice stand and they say the teen is the reason for their success.

June 21, 2016
Jordan Allison, 21, who has autism, works as a swatch and button specialist in the special order department at Hart Schaffner Marx in Des Plaines, Ill. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Companies Find Hiring Those On The Spectrum Has Vast Benefits

A nearly 130-year-old clothier that counts President Barack Obama as a client is among a growing crop of employers retooling to incorporate a greatly underutilized segment of the workforce.

June 15, 2016

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said earlier this year that she supports ending subminimum wage, a position that puts her at the center of a hotly-debated issue among people with disabilities and their families. (Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Clinton Plan To End Subminimum Wage Stirs Debate

Hillary Clinton's call to raise the minimum wage for Americans with disabilities has families fiercely debating whether the real benefit of jobs is pay or an intangible sense of self-worth.

June 6, 2016

Improvement Seen In Disability Employment

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is down significantly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

June 3, 2016
With the launch of a program in Ohio, ABLE accounts are now available to individuals with disabilities nationwide. Additional states are expected to launch ABLE programs of their own as soon as this month. (Thinkstock)

ABLE Accounts Make Debut

For the first time, people with disabilities can open special accounts where they can save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

June 2, 2016

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Ford will work with an autism nonprofit to employ people with the developmental disorder at its Dearborn, Mich. headquarters through a new pilot program. (Ford Motor Company)

Ford Eyes Workers With Autism

A major American automaker is looking to tap the potential of workers on the spectrum.

June 1, 2016

Business Built Around Workers With Disabilities Expanding

A car wash designed to employ people with autism is proving so successful after three years in business that the owners are adding a second location.

May 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor is giving disability providers more time to comply with a new rule expanding overtime pay amid concerns that the change could negatively impact services for people with disabilities. (Glenn Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Disability Providers Get Reprieve From New Wage Rule

Disability providers are getting extra leeway as the Obama administration moves forward with a new rule that many worried could force service cuts for people with special needs.

May 19, 2016

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