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Lawmakers Revive Effort To Prop Up Disability Services

As a new Congress gets underway, federal lawmakers are resurrecting efforts to shore up the nation's beleaguered home and community-based services system.

January 27, 2023
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McDonald’s Fired Man Who Worked There 37 Years In Violation Of ADA, Lawsuit Says

Despite more than three decades on the job, a grill cook with autism was fired in violation of the ADA not long after a new owner took over, according to a lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

January 27, 2023
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Housing Vouchers Earmarked For People With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending millions in funding to local officials across the country to help people with disabilities access housing in their communities.

January 20, 2023

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EEOC: Hotel Told Employee With Disability That Applying For Promotion Was ‘Waste Of His Time’

A major hotel chain has settled with federal officials over allegations that a worker with a disability was discouraged from applying for a promotion because accommodations could not be provided.

January 18, 2023
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Surge In Remote Working Fuels Record Employment For People With Disabilities

After generations of being overlooked and sidelined in the job market, Americans with disabilities are enjoying an unprecedented employment boom — thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 17, 2023
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IRS Increases Limit For ABLE Accounts

People with disabilities can save more money without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits thanks to a change in tax rules for the new year.

January 9, 2023

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Walmart Accused Of Wrongfully Firing Greeter With IDD

A former Walmart greeter with intellectual disability sued the retailer alleging he was fired after nearly 27 years for mistakenly clocking in and out slightly too early or too late on occasion.

January 6, 2023
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Congress Approves Boost To Special Ed, Disability Programs

A newly approved $1.7 trillion federal spending bill will bring more funding for special ed while expanding access to ABLE accounts and addressing the use of electric shock on people with disabilities.

January 5, 2023
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Larger SSI, Social Security Payments On The Way

Individuals with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income and other Social Security benefits are seeing the largest rise in their monthly payments in decades.

January 3, 2023

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Shortage Of Home Care Workers A ‘Real Challenge’

Home care for people with disabilities is becoming more difficult, with demand growing, the COVID-19 pandemic and wages failing to keep up with inflation and other types of jobs.

December 6, 2022
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Labor Department Crackdown On Caregiver Industry Uncovers Widespread Violations

A year ago, federal officials said they were stepping up efforts to ensure that people paid to care for individuals with disabilities were not being taken advantage of. What they found was problematic.

December 1, 2022

Family Caregivers Forced To Fill In Gaps With DSPs In Short Supply

Understaffed service providers are sending people with disabilities back to live with their families, turning away new clients and making other changes.

November 15, 2022

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