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Advocacy Groups Aim To Tackle Mental Health, Heart Issues Among Those With IDD

National developmental disability advocacy groups are inking multimillion-dollar partnerships with some big players in health care in a push to better address co-occurring conditions.

May 21, 2024
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Social Security Finalizes Rule Expanding Access To SSI

Under a new rule, more people will soon qualify for Supplemental Security Income and some current beneficiaries will see their monthly payments increase, the Social Security Administration said.

May 16, 2024

Private Equity Investment In Disability Services Draws Scrutiny

Federal officials are concerned about increasing private equity investment in home and community-based services and other offerings for people with disabilities and they want the public to weigh in.

May 14, 2024

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Social Security Changes Projected Date For When Benefits Would Need To Be Cut

Improved economic performance has prompted the federal government to push back its projection for when Social Security could run out of money to pay beneficiaries including many with disabilities.

May 10, 2024

‘Breaking A Promise’: State Deficit Could Halt Raises For DSPs

Families of people with IDD say one state is reneging on a scheduled raise for the workers who care for their loved ones, and advocates warn of potential lawsuits if services become harder to get.

May 7, 2024

They All Started Companies. Some From Wheelchairs

Entrepreneurs from coast to coast recently convened for an awards ceremony. Beyond starting businesses from scratch, they had something else in common: All have disabilities.

May 1, 2024

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Overtime Mandate May Threaten Access To Disability Services

Services for people with developmental disabilities across the nation could soon face additional cuts, an unintended consequence of a requirement that millions more workers qualify for overtime pay.

April 29, 2024

Postsecondary Program Dealt A Blow Costing Students $600,000 A Year In Federal Aid

The U.S. Department of Education ruled that students with developmental disabilities attending a postsecondary program that long qualified for financial aid could no longer access such assistance.

April 23, 2024
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Social Security Tweaks Rules For SSI

The Social Security Administration is making another update to how it calculates Supplemental Security Income benefits, this time to ensure its rules are applied more equitably across the country.

April 22, 2024

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Millions Offered Up To Create New Disability Employment Models

More than $200 million is being made available in a broad push to establish innovative approaches to transition young people with disabilities into competitive integrated employment.

April 19, 2024
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Autism Clinics Shutter As State Struggles To Shore Up Funding

Since 2021, at least 13 companies operating about 35 clinics of different sizes have closed or left one state over reimbursement rates that haven't kept up with rising costs.

April 19, 2024

Social Security Finalizes Change To SSI Benefits

The Social Security Administration is moving forward with a major change to the way it calculates monthly Supplemental Security Income benefits for those with disabilities.

April 9, 2024

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