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Workforce Crisis In IDD Sector Costing Millions

Survey findings from industry stakeholders in one state show that a staffing crisis at residential facilities for those with developmental disabilities is costing more than $100 million a year.

September 16, 2022
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Social Security, SSI Recipients Likely To See Biggest Increase In Decades

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits are expected to increase next year by the largest amount in more than 40 years, a new estimate suggests.

September 15, 2022

For-Profit Companies’ Entry Into Medicaid Program Raises Concern

For-profit companies plan to buy two of the four nonprofits that run a state Medicaid program for people with disabilities, which advocates fear could lead to cuts in services for thousands.

September 13, 2022

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Zoo Embraces Disability Inclusion In Hiring And With Visitors

Inclusion efforts at one zoo mean hiring people with developmental disabilities and ensuring an accessible guest experience with features like a universal changing station and a sensory garden.

September 9, 2022

High Rent Collides With Dwindling DSP Workforce To Jeopardize Care

Rising rents are forcing people with developmental disabilities to live with roommates or move elsewhere, while staff shortages mean they may not be receiving the care they need.

September 7, 2022
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Medicaid Program Helping People Leave Institutions Headed To More States

Following years in limbo, a popular Medicaid program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community-based living will become more widely available.

August 25, 2022

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Feds Recommend Strategies To Expand Disability Employment

Nine federal agencies are coming together to encourage state and local governments to do more to ensure that people with disabilities can access and succeed in competitive integrated employment.

August 22, 2022
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Congress Punts On Aid For Struggling Disability Services System

An ambitious plan to shore up Medicaid home and community-based services nationwide with the largest investment ever in the program has been whittled down to nothing.

August 15, 2022
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Biden Administration Releases Millions For Disability Housing

Federal officials say they are distributing millions of dollars in new housing aid for people with disabilities.

August 12, 2022

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Caregiver Shortage Threatens College Dream Of Student With Cerebral Palsy

Noah Spaulding hopes to live on campus at Messiah University this fall, but he has always relied on round-the-clock help and a shortage of caregivers might prevent him from leaving home.

August 9, 2022

Feds To Spend $1.7B To Make Rail Stations Accessible

A massive federal program is set to make hundreds of old subway and commuter rail stations accessible to people with disabilities by retrofitting sites that predate the ADA.

August 9, 2022
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Pottery Barn Launches Accessible Furniture Line

One of the country's biggest names in furniture is introducing a new selection of chairs, tables, bathroom vanities and more, all specially designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

July 28, 2022

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