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Billions Are Spent On IDD Services Annually. Where Does It All Go?

The federal government spent $80.6 billion to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 2021 alone. A new report breaks down where it went.

July 16, 2024
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Home Depot Tweaks Hiring Process To Aid Those With Developmental Disabilities

One of the nation's largest retailers is teaming up with disability advocates to make its hiring procedures more welcoming toward job applicants with disabilities.

July 15, 2024
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Feds Weighing Changes To Subminimum Wage Program

Federal officials are rethinking the government program that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage, with a new proposal expected soon.

July 11, 2024

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Microsoft Settles Allegations Of Disability Leave Discrimination

Microsoft will pay a $14.4-million settlement after being accused of retaliation and discrimination against workers who take parental or disability leave, or leave to take care of a family member.

July 9, 2024
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Social Security, SSI Increase May Disappoint

Social Security and SSI benefits are expected to rise again next year, according a new estimate, but probably not by as much as last time.

June 27, 2024
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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

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

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‘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

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