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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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Self-Driving Cars Could Lift Disability Employment

Researchers say self-driving cars may dramatically improve the lives of people with disabilities by making it easier and cheaper for them to travel — especially to and from a job.

January 31, 2017
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Walmart Accused Of Disability Discrimination

The EEOC is alleging that the nation's largest private employer violated the ADA by firing a longtime employee with Down syndrome.

January 20, 2017

Cafe Helps Transition-Age Students — And Serves Good Lattes

A unique coffee shop is aiming to teach valuable lessons to the students in special education that work there — and the customers they serve.

January 17, 2017

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Feds Set Disability Hiring Quota

With a new hiring goal, the federal government plans to use affirmative action to grow the number of people with disabilities on its payroll.

January 13, 2017

New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts

Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that's designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money.

December 16, 2016

Man With Asperger’s Tormented At Work, Lawsuit Claims

While working for a member of the New York City Council, a man with Asperger's says he was locked in a basement, humiliated and that decapitated Teddy bears were left on his desk.

December 9, 2016

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