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Even With Bipartisan Support, Push To End Subminimum Wage Remains Divisive

With record low unemployment, some lawmakers say the timing is ideal for a bill that would put an end to a provision that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

March 19, 2019

Bill Would Protect SSI Benefits For Couples Who Marry

Under current rules, individuals with developmental disabilities receive less money each month in Supplemental Security Income if they marry. New legislation would change that.

March 12, 2019
Budget book

Trump Proposes Cuts To Medicaid, Other Disability Programs

With his latest budget proposal, the president is calling for significant changes to Medicaid that advocates say would have big consequences for people with disabilities.

March 12, 2019

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U.S. Capitol

Senators Look To Expand ABLE Program

A proposal in the U.S. Senate would dramatically increase access to a newly-established program that allows people with disabilities a way to save without jeopardizing government benefits.

March 6, 2019

With Proposal, State Considers Apartments Over Costly Group Homes

Recognizing that many people with intellectual disabilities can function well in more independent settings, one state is set to consider a proposal to support individuals in apartments.

March 5, 2019
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Renewed Push Underway To Extend Program That Helps People Leave Institutions

Lawmakers are pressing ahead with efforts to renew a federal program that helps people with disabilities move from institutions to community-based settings.

March 4, 2019

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Walmart Exploring ‘Potential Accommodations’ For Greeters With Special Needs

Walmart is apparently softening its stance after the company modified expectations for some positions leaving workers with disabilities worried that they would soon be out of a job.

March 1, 2019

Walmart Employees With Special Needs Fear Losing Jobs

As retail giant Walmart moves away from "people greeters" in favor of "customer hosts" at the front of its stores, some employees with disabilities are finding themselves out of a job.

February 26, 2019

Families Struggling To Find Care For Adults With Disabilities

Low wages for personal care attendants mean families are often unable to maintain the assistance they need leaving some people with disabilities no choice but to move into a nursing home.

February 26, 2019

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U.S. Capitol

Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

February 11, 2019

Boot Camp Helps Businesses Looking To Employ Those With Autism

An online boot camp is helping individuals looking to launch social enterprises, with the goal of creating profitable businesses that also employ those with developmental disabilities.

February 5, 2019
Worker at sheltered workshop

Lawmakers Call For End To Subminimum Wage

There is a new effort underway in Congress to do away with rules that allow employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

February 5, 2019

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