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Talk Of Medicaid Changes Prompts Special Ed Worries

Amid the national noise about potential cuts to Medicaid, some school administrators are trying to bring attention to one arguably lesser-known group that would be affected: their students.

August 1, 2017
Rosemarie Hughes is photographed with her son, Chris Cook

As Sheltered Workshops Fade, Families Wonder What’s Next

For 25 years, Chris Cook has worked dutifully in a sheltered workshop, but with shifting expectations and new federal regulations, that's come to an end.

July 24, 2017

Workers With Disabilities Paid Little While Executives Got Six Figures

A nonprofit paid some of its employees with disabilities as little as $2 to $3 an hour, while top managers took home as much as $570,000, an investigation finds.

July 17, 2017

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Report: Less Than 1 In 5 With Disabilities Employed

An annual government snapshot of employment among Americans with disabilities finds some signs of improvement even as this population continues to struggle finding work.

June 29, 2017
Medicaid

With Billions In Proposed Cuts, Medicaid Waivers May Be At Risk

The health care proposal in the U.S. Senate would slash $772 billion from Medicaid in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said, seriously compromising disability services.

June 27, 2017

Retail Websites Must Comply With ADA, Court Rules

A recent court decision could have major implications for retailers, forcing them to equip their websites with technology that makes them accessible to individuals with disabilities.

June 23, 2017

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Cornerstone Creek

Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality

Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

June 21, 2017
School class

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017
Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, speaks during a press briefing

Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

Deep cuts to Medicaid and other programs that people with disabilities rely on are at the heart of President Donald Trump's first budget proposal.

May 23, 2017

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ACHIEVA workshop

Sheltered Workshops At A Crossroads

Several converging trends mean there likely will be fewer sheltered workshops in the future — and those that continue to exist likely will operate differently.

May 3, 2017
U.S. Capitol

Special Education To Get Boost Under Budget Deal

Special education is set to see a rise in federal funding under a bipartisan agreement to avert a government shutdown.

May 2, 2017

Autism Research Funding Declines

Spending on autism research is down, according to a new federal report, after the nation's largest source of such funds chopped its contribution.

April 27, 2017

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