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Walmart Sued For Denying Reasonable Accommodations

The EEOC is accusing Walmart of discrimination for failing to accommodate a longtime store employee with a developmental disability.

September 28, 2017
Creative Spirit

Nonprofit Wants To Create 130K Jobs For People With Disabilities

A new effort with the backing of some major names in the advertising industry is launching with an ambitious goal: create 130,000 jobs for people with developmental disabilities by 2020.

September 27, 2017

Employee Allegedly Stole Nearly $6 Million From Arc Chapter

A 69-year-old woman has been indicted for stealing more than $5.7 million from a nonprofit dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities where she had worked for over 30 years.

September 25, 2017

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Report: Direct Care Workers Can’t Afford To Stay In Jobs

The direct support professionals that many people with disabilities rely on are barely getting by, with new data showing they make little more than minimum wage despite surging demand.

September 22, 2017

Autism Speaks Reports Double-Digit Revenue Slide

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a sharp drop in revenue and is cutting expenses and distributing fewer grants as a result, newly-released financial data shows.

September 14, 2017

States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017

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EEOC: Man With Autism Harassed, Assaulted By Boss

A man with autism who washed dishes at a Golden Corral restaurant was harassed by his boss before being sexually assaulted on the job, according to a U.S. government lawsuit.

September 12, 2017

City Mulls Ban On Subminimum Wage

A proposed ban on paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage could take effect as soon as next month, but some worry the change would have unintended consequences.

August 29, 2017

More Businesses Embracing Inclusion

Corporate America is increasingly working to include people with disabilities with a new report finding that a growing number of companies are actively recruiting from this population.

August 25, 2017

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Feds Clarify New Rule For Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts have a new level of flexibility and federal officials are working to ensure that state Medicaid directors understand the implications.

August 23, 2017

Study: Early Intervention Pays Off Quickly

Intensive early intervention for kids with autism can be extremely costly, but new research finds that such treatment can pay for itself in short order.

August 18, 2017

Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled

A federal autism committee is calling for a twofold increase in funds dedicated to researching the developmental disorder by 2020.

August 1, 2017

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