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Backed By Google, Inclusive Housing Project Moves Forward

Designed with adults with developmental disabilities in mind, a new inclusive housing development is on track to begin construction this summer with a little help from Google.

January 22, 2021
Man cleans car interior

Employing Staff On The Spectrum, Car Wash Looks To Expand

A car wash built to employ people with autism has found enough success to expand to a third location that's expected to be fully staffed by those with the developmental disorder.

January 19, 2021
Joe Biden at podium

Biden Plan Would End Subminimum Wage, Offer Stimulus Checks To More With Disabilities

President-elect Joe Biden wants to do away with a decades-old option to pay workers with disabilities less than minimum wage while giving stimulus payments to more people in this population.

January 18, 2021

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Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Program Helping People Leave Institutions Renewed After Years In Limbo

Following years of uncertainty, federal lawmakers are giving new life to a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community.

January 11, 2021
U.S. Capitol

Advocates: COVID-19 Relief Leaves Out People With Disabilities

With a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, Congress yet again denied stimulus payments to some people with disabilities and failed to offer funding for home- and community-based services.

January 5, 2021
MacKenzie Scott

Amazon Billionaire Gives ‘Transformational’ Gifts To Disability Nonprofits

Multiple nonprofits serving people with disabilities are receiving an unprecedented and unexpected influx of cash from the billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

January 4, 2021

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Millions Awarded To Expand Access To Disability Housing

With two new initiatives, federal officials are awarding millions of dollars to help improve housing options for people with disabilities.

December 8, 2020

Company Turns Dog Treats Into Jobs, Futures For Young People With Special Needs

A dog treat manufacturer that was created to provide employment for people with disabilities has caught the eye of actor Ashton Kutcher and now has products at Target, and more.

November 3, 2020
U.S. Department of Education

Education Department Addresses Special Ed Concerns Related To COVID-19

With two new guidance documents, federal education officials are clarifying issues facing both young children with disabilities and those transitioning to adulthood amid the pandemic.

November 2, 2020

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State Offers Money To Special Ed Students Affected By School Shutdowns

Students with severe cognitive disabilities in one state could receive up to $1,500 each for tutoring, therapy and other support services to address coronavirus-related learning disruptions.

October 27, 2020

Day Programs Struggle To Stay Open

The pandemic has shuttered some day programs and those that have reopened are being squeezed by low attendance, a situation that could erase decades of gains in community-based services.

October 23, 2020
Sign outside National Council on Disability office

Federal Agency Recommends Ending Government Disability Jobs Program

An independent federal agency says it's time for a decades-old government jobs program for people with disabilities to come to an end.

October 19, 2020

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