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Medicaid Change Could Mean More Funding For Special Ed Services

Schools could have an easier time paying for special education services under a proposed new rule.

May 25, 2023
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SSI Benefits Expected To Rise Next Year

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income checks are likely to grow again in 2024, according to a new analysis, though not by nearly as much as this year.

May 22, 2023
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Medicaid, Disability Programs Could Face Cuts In Debt Ceiling Negotiations

The future of Medicaid and other programs critical to people with disabilities are on the line amid a Washington standoff over the nation's debt ceiling, advocates say.

May 19, 2023

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Labor Department Urged To Curtail Subminimum Wage Program

Disability advocacy groups are calling on the federal government to stop issuing any new certificates authorizing employers to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

May 15, 2023

Hundreds Of Forced Sterilization Survivors Are Owed Money. Only A Handful Have Received It

California wants to compensate people with developmental disabilities who were involuntarily sterilized decades ago while living in institutions and group homes, but few have claimed the money.

May 9, 2023

Investors Pour Millions Into Platform For Job Seekers With Disabilities

Lyft, Delta Airlines, Salesforce, Charles Schwab and dozens of other companies are using an online platform designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment.

May 2, 2023

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Disability Programs At Risk In Federal Budget Battle, Advocates Warn

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed a plan to slash federal spending and raise the nation's debt ceiling, advocates say access to Medicaid and other disability programs could be imperiled.

April 28, 2023

Woman Gets Hired For Job — Then Position Is Pulled Because Of Her Disability, Lawsuit Says

A national staffing agency canceled a position at an e-commerce retailer for a woman because she's deaf even though the company had accepted her as an employee, according to the EEOC.

April 17, 2023

Ed Department Earmarks $224 Million To Improve Transition For Students With Disabilities

Federal officials are offering up big money in a bid to help young people with disabilities move more successfully from school to work.

April 11, 2023

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‘We Don’t Get Enough To Survive’: Direct Support Professionals Seek Better Pay

Caring for people with disabilities is intense work, and coupled with low wages, many direct support professionals are quitting their jobs.

April 10, 2023

Merger Would Create $1 Billion Nonprofit Serving People With Disabilities

Industry pressures are leading two major nonprofits to consider merging into a single entity providing services to 55,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in 16 states.

March 30, 2023

Papa John’s Sued By EEOC For Alleged Disability Discrimination

A federal agency has filed suit against Papa John's Pizza, alleging that the company denied a request from a new hire to be accompanied by his service dog and fired him before he could start work.

March 24, 2023

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