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Proposed Social Security Changes Could Cut Off Beneficiaries With Disabilities

A proposed change to federal disability assistance would result in millions more case reviews, likely cutting off many recipients with disabilities if the changes are enacted.

January 16, 2020
Worker with autism

Feds Incentivize Disability Hiring

A federal office dedicated to promoting community living is putting up big money to help businesses find and implement innovative ways to increase employment for people with disabilities.

January 15, 2020
U.S. Department of Labor sign

Labor Department Requiring Back Pay For Subminimum Wage Violations

Federal officials are cracking down after a service provider failed to properly pay individuals with disabilities who were working for less than minimum wage.

January 13, 2020

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U.S. Capitol

Congress Hands Special Ed Hefty Funding Boost

Federal funding for special education will rise the most it has in years under a newly approved government spending plan.

January 9, 2020
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Trump Signs 5-Month Extension Of Program Helping People Leave Institutions

For the fourth time in a year, lawmakers acted to keep alive a program that moves people with disabilities from institutions into the community, but its long-term fate remains in jeopardy.

January 6, 2020

Congress Weighs Renewal Of Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions

After years in limbo, advocates say a deal is in the works to permanently renew a popular federal program that moves people with disabilities from institutions to the community.

December 12, 2019

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Death And Deals: Children With Special Needs Suffer, Private Equity Profits

At-home children's nursing care is dominated by a company assembled through a series of corporate takeovers that has two goals — quality care and maximizing profit.

December 6, 2019
Aerial view of neighborhood

Feds Unleash $130 Million For Disability Housing

Millions of dollars are headed to communities across the country to provide affordable housing to people with disabilities, federal officials say.

December 2, 2019

Walmart Altering Disability Employment Policy

Under a settlement with the EEOC, the country's largest private employer will change a policy affecting workers with disabilities nationwide.

November 19, 2019

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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
Autism Speaks

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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