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Feds Earmark $150M For Disability Housing Assistance

Federal officials say they plan to dole out millions of dollars to help thousands of people with disabilities access housing in the community.

July 10, 2019
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Momentum Growing To End Subminimum Wage

With federal lawmakers slow to act, cities and states across the country are increasingly moving to bar employers from paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.

July 8, 2019

Women Get Prison For Roles In $13M Behavior Therapy Fraud

Two former employees of an autism therapy provider are headed to federal prison for their roles in a long-running scheme where the company falsely billed government programs for supposed care.

June 27, 2019

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House Votes To Renew Program Helping People Leave Institutions

Following years of uncertainty, federal lawmakers are working to renew a popular Medicaid program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community.

June 25, 2019

Trump Administration Accused Of ‘Falling Short’ On Disability Hiring

Members of Congress are accusing the Trump administration of hiring too few workers with disabilities and disproportionately firing those with special needs employed at federal agencies.

June 21, 2019
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ABLE Accounts Slow To Catch On

New data is prompting questions about the sustainability of a recently-established program that allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

June 18, 2019

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Lawmakers Look To Jump-Start Employment For Transition-Age Youth

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

June 12, 2019

Unions, States Confront Trump Home Care Worker Rule

A new rule will make it harder for many home care workers to pay union dues, a move that some say could ultimately impact the care that people with disabilities receive.

June 7, 2019
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Labor Department Seeks Input On Subminimum Wage

Amid ongoing debate about whether employers should be able to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage, federal officials are asking the public to weigh in.

May 31, 2019

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Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring

A group of major investors with over $1 trillion in assets is looking to use its clout to pressure companies into hiring more people with disabilities.

May 24, 2019
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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
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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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