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President Joe Biden at podium

Biden Budget Includes ‘First Step Toward Fully Funding IDEA’

President Joe Biden is calling for the federal government to make sizable investments in special ed and support other programs benefiting people with disabilities in his first budget proposal.

April 12, 2021
COVID-19 shot administered

Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

The Biden administration is putting big bucks behind an effort to get more people with disabilities vaccinated against COVID-19.

April 9, 2021
President Joe Biden at podium

Biden Calls For Major Boost To Disability Services

Alongside funding for bridges and roads, President Joe Biden's wide-ranging $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes a massive investment in home- and community-based services.

April 5, 2021

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Social Security office

Delayed Stimulus Payments May Come Soon For Social Security, SSI Beneficiaries

Stimulus checks for people with disabilities who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits could start flowing after the payments were held up.

March 30, 2021
U.S. Department of Education building

Ed Department Urged To Direct More COVID-19 Relief Funds To Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is being asked to tell schools to direct funding toward students with disabilities who have missed out on services they were entitled to during the pandemic.

March 26, 2021
Internal Revenue Service sign

Stimulus Payments Headed To Adult Dependents With Disabilities

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, stimulus checks are going out to many people with disabilities regardless of whether they're considered dependents.

March 19, 2021

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Special Education Advocates Press Biden Administration For Funding Boost

Some see the shift in control of the White House as an opportunity to boost support for kids with special needs and their families while easing pressure on state and local education budgets.

March 18, 2021
Worker with autism

Feds Propose Changes To Disability Employment Rules

The Biden administration is reconsidering what should qualify as competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.

March 15, 2021
President Joe Biden signs bill

Biden Signs Stimulus Bill Sending Funds To Disability Community

President Joe Biden signed a massive pandemic relief package sending billions to special ed and home- and community-based services and providing stimulus payments for many with disabilities.

March 12, 2021

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U.S. Capitol

Congress Weighs Stimulus Checks For Those With Disabilities, Funds For Services

A $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in the U.S. Senate includes a major investment in home- and community-based services and stimulus payments for more people with disabilities.

March 4, 2021

IT Company Has One Goal: Hiring People On The Spectrum

Many adults with autism struggle with employment despite having skill sets that can excel in the workplace. One IT consulting company wants to change that.

February 24, 2021
Walmart

Walmart Violated ADA When It Refused To Give Worker A Set Schedule, Lawsuit Says

Walmart is being sued in federal court for refusing to allow an employee with an intellectual disability to have a set weekly schedule.

February 23, 2021

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