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Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018

To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018

500,000 Teens With ASD Are Headed To Adulthood. Where Will They Work?

The number of adults with autism is rapidly rising, yet advocates say nearly half of 25-year-olds with the disorder have never held a paying job.

November 16, 2018

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With Insurance Change, Access To ABA Therapy Expected To Grow

A change to medical billing codes for the most common behavior therapy for autism will mean better insurance coverage for families and less hassle for providers, advocates say.

November 12, 2018

Court Upholds $33 Million Penalty For Underfunding Special Ed

One state will likely have to give up $33.3 million in funds after a U.S. appeals court found that it violated a federal rule requiring a minimum amount of spending on special education.

November 9, 2018
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Voc Rehab Doubling Down On Transition-Age Youths

Vocational rehabilitation agencies say they're serving more students with disabilities thanks to a new federal mandate, but they're still falling short of fully meeting their obligations.

November 8, 2018

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Labor Department Looks To Incentivize Disability Hiring

Federal contractors may soon get one more reason to prioritize hiring workers with disabilities.

October 29, 2018
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Parents Struggle To Find In-Home Nurses

Families in some areas are struggling to find nurses to assist their children with disabilities leading to compromised care and straining parents who are left to pick up the pieces.

October 26, 2018
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As Demand For ABA Therapy Increases, Investors Buy In

Autism therapy is attracting significant attention from private equity firms, a trend that could fund rapid expansion of clinics, but is also raising concerns about quality of care.

October 23, 2018

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SSI, Social Security Payments Will Grow In 2019

Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries are set to go up a good bit next year.

October 12, 2018
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Businesses Increasingly Hiring People With Disabilities

With employers facing a tight labor market, falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more hiring managers are opening their eyes to this untapped pool of workers.

October 5, 2018

Texas Saved Billions Cutting Special Ed: Now The Bill Comes Due

Following what one advocate called "absolutely the largest-scale violation" of IDEA, Texas is embarking on what may amount to the biggest single expansion of special education services ever.

October 2, 2018

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