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Better Oversight Sought For Representative Payees

Representative payees who are tasked with managing Social Security payments for many with disabilities would be subject to greater scrutiny under a proposal in Congress.

December 8, 2017

ABLE Accounts Growing In Popularity

Thousands of people with disabilities have opened ABLE accounts, but experts say millions more could benefit from this new way to save without jeopardizing government benefits.

December 5, 2017
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Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

A Republican proposal to overhaul the tax code could endanger everything from employment services to health care for people with disabilities, advocates say.

November 28, 2017

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Brewery Serves Up Careers With Beers For Adults With Special Needs

A unique brewery is incorporating posted photos, checklists and other accommodations to provide meaningful jobs and a social setting for its employees with disabilities.

November 28, 2017
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CVS Opening Mock Stores To Train People With Disabilities

CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic.

November 13, 2017
Jordan Allison, who has autism, works at Hart Schaffner Marx.

Survey Reveals Gaps In Supporting Employees With Disabilities

Many employers are taking steps to include people with disabilities, but a new national survey finds that businesses often don't take full advantage of successful strategies.

November 7, 2017

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ABLE Account Limit Set To Rise

The amount of money that people with disabilities can deposit in their ABLE accounts each year without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits is about to increase.

November 3, 2017

Social Class May Influence Autism Diagnosis

Even as autism prevalence has increased, new research finds that the likelihood of getting diagnosed with the developmental disorder remains largely tied to socioeconomics.

October 17, 2017

Manager Accused Of Forcing Man With Intellectual Disability To Work

A restaurant manager is accused of using force, restraint and coercion, among other means, to compel a man with intellectual disability to work as a buffet cook for more than five years.

October 17, 2017

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SSI Payments To Increase In 2018

People with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income or Social Security are set to see their largest rise in benefits in years.

October 13, 2017
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Autism-Focused Business Venture Expanding

A unique social venture with a mission to hire adults on the spectrum is growing, offering more job opportunities for a population that's traditionally underemployed.

October 9, 2017
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers is coming together in an effort to promote policies aimed at increasing employment among people with developmental disabilities.

October 6, 2017

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