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Millions Headed To States For Respite Care

Federal officials are sending millions of dollars to states to strengthen respite care services for families of those with disabilities and other special needs.

July 29, 2021

Mom Of Child With Autism Started T-Shirt And Vending Business For 1 Reason: Routine

In order to give her son with autism structure, one mom created a business that involves her kids and reinforces their routine.

July 27, 2021
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Jury Awards $125 Million To Former Walmart Employee With Down Syndrome

Walmart has been ordered to pay a former employee with Down syndrome over $125 million after a jury found that the retailer failed to provide her with appropriate disability accommodations.

July 19, 2021

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More States Move To Phase Out Subminimum Wage

At least eight states have acted to prohibit subminimum wage employment in the hope of integrating more people with disabilities into the general workforce.

July 14, 2021
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Ed Department To Release Extra IDEA Funds, New Guidance

Schools across the country are set to receive billions of dollars — and some new guidance — to help meet the needs of students with disabilities amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 13, 2021
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Biden Plan To Boost Disability Services In Limbo

President Joe Biden's effort to get people with disabilities off waiting lists by infusing billions into Medicaid home and community-based services looks stalled, but it may soon get new life.

June 25, 2021

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Freddie Mac To Support Housing For Those With IDD

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac is planning to issue millions of dollars in "social bonds" to support housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country.

June 15, 2021

Biden Administration Will Defend Law That Denies SSI Benefits To Some

Residents of Puerto Rico and other territories are excluded from SSI and President Joe Biden says the Justice Department will defend a law keeping it that way even though he wants it changed.

June 11, 2021
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Biden’s Budget Includes Boost To Special Ed, Disability Services

With his $6 trillion budget, President Joe Biden is cementing his resolve to significantly expand the nation's investment in home and community-based services for people with disabilities.

June 2, 2021

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Congress Urged To Increase Spending On Autism

Dozens of members of Congress are calling for the federal government to ramp up its investment in autism-related activities by spending an additional $150 million on the developmental disorder.

May 25, 2021
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500 CEOs Commit To Prioritizing Disability Inclusion

The chief executives of Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Sony and hundreds of other international organizations are committing to advance disability inclusion.

May 19, 2021
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Biden Administration Gives States Flexibility To Expand Disability Services

States are being given wide latitude to spend an extra $12.67 billion for Medicaid home and community-based services on everything from getting people off waiting lists to raising pay for DSPs.

May 17, 2021

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