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Social Security Overpays Billions To Beneficiaries. Then It Demands The Money Back

The Social Security Administration is asking people, including many with disabilities, to return overpayments that can reach tens of thousands of dollars or more.

October 3, 2023
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Culinary Training Offers Adults With Autism A Path To Independence

At a refurbished banquet hall, adults with autism are getting hands-on culinary training and catering a two-week human resources conference presented their first big test.

October 3, 2023
A man with Down syndrome picks up trash

Labor Department Scrutinizing Subminimum Wage Employment

Facing rising pressure to stop allowing people with disabilities to work for less than minimum wage, federal officials say they plan to undertake a "comprehensive review" of the employment model.

October 2, 2023

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Feds Back Effort To Train Doctors On Developmental Disabilities

Federal health officials are putting millions into a new effort to train future doctors on how to better care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

September 26, 2023
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Disability Advocates Fret As Government Shutdown Looms

With lawmakers on Capitol Hill struggling to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month, advocates say that people with disabilities have a lot at stake.

September 22, 2023
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Ed Department Offers Up Nearly $199 Million To Improve Outcomes For Students With Disabilities

The federal government is investing big bucks to tackle the needs of young people with disabilities as they transition to adulthood.

September 20, 2023

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Candy Store Provides Opportunity For Employees With IDD

A nonprofit candy shop is offering its employees with disabilities a chance to learn vital workplace skills in a safe environment.

September 19, 2023
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Walmart Sued By EEOC For Screening Out Employees With Disabilities

The nation's largest retailer illegally subjected workers with disabilities across the country to testing as a condition of keeping their jobs, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

September 15, 2023
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Social Security, SSI Likely To See Increase As Lawmakers Eye Reforms

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits are expected to rise again next year, a new estimate shows, and more changes to the SSI program could soon be on the way.

September 14, 2023

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Cuts To ABA Therapy Rates Worry Parents

After spending on ABA therapy soared exponentially, one state cut payments to therapists from $91 to $55 an hour, much to the chagrin of parents and providers who warn they may be forced to close.

September 8, 2023
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RJ Peete Isn’t Just A Clubhouse Attendant With Autism. He’s A Central Part Of The Dodgers Family

The son of former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson-Peete hasn't let autism stop him from living his dream with the Dodgers.

September 5, 2023

Social Security Proposes Update To SSI Calculation

Social Security uses a different standard to determine SSI benefits for people living in certain states. Now, the agency wants to update its rules to treat beneficiaries nationwide more equitably.

August 29, 2023

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