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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
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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
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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
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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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Senators Join Effort To Increase SSI Asset Limits

A push to allow people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income to keep more assets and remove a penalty affecting those who marry is gaining steam.

November 5, 2019
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Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities

In an effort to help people with disabilities access job training and get hired, one of the nation's leading ride-sharing services plans to offer free or discounted rides.

November 4, 2019
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Google Invests In Inclusive Housing

Google is putting up $5.3 million to help make an inclusive apartment complex — catering to those with and without developmental disabilities — a reality.

November 1, 2019

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Feds Working To Expand Transportation For Those With Special Needs

Government officials say they're dramatically increasing their investment in improving transportation options for people with disabilities with a new multimillion-dollar initiative.

October 31, 2019

Watchdog Calls For Greater Oversight Of Those Managing Social Security Benefits

More needs to be done to vet organizations handling Social Security benefits on behalf of people with disabilities who are unable to manage their own money, government investigators say.

October 28, 2019
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Campaign Aims To Create 1 Million Jobs For People With Disabilities

Three of the nation's most prominent disability organizations are banding together in an effort to bring about a million jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2025.

October 24, 2019

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