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Bank Began Hiring People With Disabilities 20 Years Ago, And It Paid Off

For two decades, a team of people with intellectual disabilities has provided support services for what is now Bank of America, saving the company money while boasting its lowest turnover rate.

November 13, 2019
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Autism Speaks Revenue Surges

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a big spike in fundraising.

November 12, 2019

Manager Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability Gets 10 years In Prison

A restaurant manager who used violence, threats, isolation and intimidation to force a man with intellectual disability to work for years without pay was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

November 11, 2019

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Senators Join Effort To Increase SSI Asset Limits

A push to allow people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income to keep more assets and remove a penalty affecting those who marry is gaining steam.

November 5, 2019
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Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities

In an effort to help people with disabilities access job training and get hired, one of the nation's leading ride-sharing services plans to offer free or discounted rides.

November 4, 2019
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Google Invests In Inclusive Housing

Google is putting up $5.3 million to help make an inclusive apartment complex — catering to those with and without developmental disabilities — a reality.

November 1, 2019

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Feds Working To Expand Transportation For Those With Special Needs

Government officials say they're dramatically increasing their investment in improving transportation options for people with disabilities with a new multimillion-dollar initiative.

October 31, 2019

Watchdog Calls For Greater Oversight Of Those Managing Social Security Benefits

More needs to be done to vet organizations handling Social Security benefits on behalf of people with disabilities who are unable to manage their own money, government investigators say.

October 28, 2019
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Campaign Aims To Create 1 Million Jobs For People With Disabilities

Three of the nation's most prominent disability organizations are banding together in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025.

October 24, 2019

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Lawmakers Propose Extra Funds To Cover High Special Ed Costs

School districts facing especially high costs to educate students with disabilities would get additional help under a new proposal in Congress.

October 22, 2019

Disability Caregivers Worked 87 Hours A Week For $4 An Hour, Feds Say

A chain of residential care homes for people with disabilities paid their workers as little as $4 an hour and made them work more than 87 hours a week, according to a federal lawsuit.

October 22, 2019

University Opens Convenience Store Staffed By Students With Autism

Recognizing that students with autism need job skills just as much as a degree, one university is believed to be the first to open a campus store to provide them with workplace training.

October 18, 2019

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