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Congressman Hopes Disability Internship Program Outlives His Tenure

As U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper prepares to leave Congress, he has high hopes the Capitol Hill internship program he created for individuals with intellectual disabilities will continue to grow.

April 18, 2018

Caregivers Lobby For Better Pay

Direct support workers are typically only paid minimum wage, but a coalition of service providers is arguing that caregiving is not an entry-level job and compensation should be more fitting.

April 17, 2018
Social Security office

Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections For Social Security, SSI Recipients

Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.

April 17, 2018

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Barista makes coffee

Coffee Shop Helping Kids With Special Needs Learn Life Skills

With a cart, a Keurig and some paper products, a group of middle school students with disabilities are becoming more independent and learning what it takes to run a business.

April 10, 2018

Wage Hikes Cut Into Services For People With Disabilities

Increases to the minimum wage in some areas are making it harder for people with developmental disabilities to access housing and services, providers say.

April 10, 2018

Bed And Breakfast Will Operate As Working Group Home

Adults with developmental disabilities will live in and operate a bed and breakfast that's expected to open for business in late spring or early summer.

March 13, 2018

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United Airlines CEO

United Airlines To Train Employees On Intellectual Disabilities

A major U.S. airline is taking steps to improve travel for people with intellectual disabilities while also eyeing other ways to beef up inclusion.

March 9, 2018
Cafe

Increasingly, Businesses Tailoring Employment To Adults With ASD

As parents search for employment opportunities for their adult children with autism, some are creating businesses built to accommodate their kids' special needs and maximize their talents.

February 26, 2018
Shayne Nagel, right, comforts her daughter, Erin, who has autism

Federal Program That Moves People Out Of Institutions In Jeopardy

Funding is quickly running out for a popular Medicaid program that transitions people with disabilities from costly institutions to home and community-based living.

February 19, 2018

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Budget

Trump Budget Draws Strong Opposition From Advocates

President Donald Trump is calling for modifications to Medicaid and Social Security alongside cuts to federal spending on many programs that benefit people with disabilities.

February 16, 2018

For Adults With Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds

New research suggests that a type of therapy relying on computer-based exercises and small group sessions can yield big gains for adults with autism, potentially increasing employability.

February 15, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos greets college students

Disability Nonprofit Among Groups To Receive Betsy DeVos’ Salary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give away her entire salary from her first year on the job and some of the money is headed to a nonprofit serving those with disabilities.

February 14, 2018

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