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Jobless Rate Little Changed For People With Disabilities

The employment situation for Americans with disabilities remains largely static, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor, even as the nation's economy sees further growth.

November 6, 2015

Fake Cover Letters Reveal Disability Job Bias

Employers -- especially at small companies -- are far less likely to respond to job seekers with disabilities, according to findings from a field test looking at thousands of job applications.

November 3, 2015
Applebee’s says Caleb Dyl will receive back wages for hundreds of hours he’s worked dating back to 2014. (Disability Scoop)

Employee With ASD Goes Unpaid For A Year

After working at Applebee's for a year, a man with autism will finally get his first paycheck.

October 23, 2015

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Claim: Proposed Pay For ABA Therapy Would Be Lowest In Nation

As one state looks to implement a new federal mandate for autism therapy, advocates are raising questions about how much providers should be paid.

October 20, 2015
A report from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management suggests that the federal government is on track to meet a goal of hiring 100,000 workers with disabilities within five years. (Thinkstock)

Federal Disability Employment Hits Record

Employment of people with disabilities by the U.S. government is at an all-time high, according to a new federal report.

October 19, 2015
There will no automatic cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries in 2016, the Social Security Administration said. (Disability Scoop)

SSI Benefits To Remain Unchanged

For only the third time in decades, individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits will see no increase next year in their monthly payments.

October 15, 2015

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Millions Pledged For Vocational Rehabilitation

The U.S. Department of Education is handing out more than $12.6 million designed to enhance employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

October 12, 2015

With Help From Mom, Teen With Down Syndrome Turns Entrepreneur

Like many parents of those with disabilities, Laura Prince worried about her daughter's future. Rather than wait, she decided to create opportunities for young adults with special needs.

October 9, 2015

Family Allegedly Made Bogus Disability Claims For Decades

A mother, her two sons and her cousin bilked the government out of close to $500,000 by pretending to have mental disabilities in a decades-long scheme, federal investigators say.

October 6, 2015

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Disability Hiring Declines

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is inching up, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

October 2, 2015

Donations Decline At Autism Speaks

Fundraising totals are down at the nation's largest autism advocacy group, according to newly released financial data.

September 25, 2015

States Work To Help People With Disabilities Find Work

Only about a third of the more than 20 million working-age Americans who have a sensory, mental or physical disability are employed. Many states are trying to change that.

September 23, 2015

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