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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
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

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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
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

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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
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Sows Uncertainty For Disability Programs

Deep cuts to domestic spending outlined in a budget plan released by the White House this week could have big implications for people with developmental disabilities.

March 17, 2017

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Bucking Trend, 9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training

When given the right supports and training, a new study suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

March 14, 2017
Cassandra Burgess-Alex with her son Diallo, who has autism

Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed

Parents of children with autism are more likely to remain in the workforce if they have access to Medicaid waiver services for their kids, new research suggests.

February 21, 2017
Charges of disability-related job discrimination hit a record high for the second year in a row, the EEOC said.

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims Set New Record

Federal officials say they are receiving an increasing number of complaints of disability-based job discrimination.

February 6, 2017

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