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ABLE Accounts Shouldn’t Impede Access To Housing, Feds Say

Federal officials are weighing in on how money saved in a relatively new type of savings account for people with disabilities influences access to housing assistance.

May 20, 2019
President Donald Trump

After Proposing Cut, Trump Now Seeks Funding For Special Olympics

President Donald Trump is attempting to make good on his promise to continue providing federal funding for Special Olympics.

May 15, 2019
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Study Finds ‘Huge Gaps’ In Support For Job Seekers With Autism

Many people with autism are not getting the assistance they're entitled to from a government program that's supposed to help individuals with disabilities land jobs.

May 13, 2019

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Feds Urged To Give Disability Employment Rules A Second Look

Republican lawmakers are pushing the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider regulations that transformed the transition from school to work for people with disabilities.

May 2, 2019
Seema Verma

Trump Administration Pushing States To Make Medicaid Changes

Medicaid funding for people with disabilities could be jeopardized if a handful of states succeed in their efforts to overhaul how they receive federal dollars, advocates say.

April 29, 2019
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Trump Approves Extension Of Program Helping People Leave Institutions

New funding will ensure that a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to the community can stick around while advocates push for a longer-term solution.

April 23, 2019

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Effort Underway To Expand Access To Respite Care

Lawmakers are looking to dramatically increase federal funding to support respite care for families of those with disabilities and other special needs.

April 22, 2019

Modeled After ‘Shark Tank,’ Program Opens Doors For Adults On The Spectrum

Much like ABC's "Shark Tank," the Reactor Room puts adults with autism in front of a panel of business leaders and innovators with connections and ideas that can lead to a meaningful career.

April 17, 2019

CEO Of Disability Nonprofit Ordered To Pay $150K For Medicaid Fraud

The operator of a nonprofit pleaded guilty to being involved in scamming adults with disabilities out of money they were entitled to through Medicaid, authorities said.

April 16, 2019

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Workplace Disability Discrimination Complaints Decline

For the second year in a row, complaints of disability-related job discrimination are down, according to a government report.

April 16, 2019

Paraeducator Training Mandate Up In The Air

One state is on track to become the first to require training for paraeducators who support students with disabilities — if lawmakers can come up with the money to pay for it, that is.

April 12, 2019
"The Employables"

TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities

A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut.

April 10, 2019

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