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Retail Websites Must Comply With ADA, Court Rules

A recent court decision could have major implications for retailers, forcing them to equip their websites with technology that makes them accessible to individuals with disabilities.

June 23, 2017
Cornerstone Creek

Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality

Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

June 21, 2017
School class

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017

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Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, speaks during a press briefing

Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

Deep cuts to Medicaid and other programs that people with disabilities rely on are at the heart of President Donald Trump's first budget proposal.

May 23, 2017
ACHIEVA workshop

Sheltered Workshops At A Crossroads

Several converging trends mean there likely will be fewer sheltered workshops in the future — and those that continue to exist likely will operate differently.

May 3, 2017
U.S. Capitol

Special Education To Get Boost Under Budget Deal

Special education is set to see a rise in federal funding under a bipartisan agreement to avert a government shutdown.

May 2, 2017

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National Institutes of Health

Autism Research Funding Declines

Spending on autism research is down, according to a new federal report, after the nation's largest source of such funds chopped its contribution.

April 27, 2017

Best Buddies’ Charitable Contributions Face Scrutiny

Tom Brady has helped Best Buddies raise significant cash, but an investigation finds the developmental disabilities nonprofit has simultaneously funneled millions to the NFL star's charity.

April 25, 2017
Microsoft

Microsoft Hosting Job Fair For Those On The Spectrum

In a bid to help more people with autism land jobs, Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies are teaming up for a virtual career fair specifically for those with the developmental disorder.

April 11, 2017

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U.S. Capitol

Congress Weighs Expanding ABLE Act

As new accounts allowing people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits become increasingly available, Congress is considering changes to the program.

April 10, 2017

Sheltered Workshops Get Reprieve

Officials in one state are reversing course after an outcry over plans to transition people with developmental disabilities from sheltered workshops to community-based settings.

March 24, 2017

Low Caregiver Wages Take Toll

For many with disabilities, maintaining a routine is key. But low wages for direct support staff often lead to high turnover and unwelcome change for those who rely on such assistance.

March 24, 2017

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