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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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Ford headquarters

Ford Expands Autism Hiring Initiative

Just months after launching a pilot program aimed at hiring people on the spectrum, a major American automaker is looking to ramp up the effort.

November 29, 2016

More People With Disabilities Seeking Work

After improving significantly, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is ticking back up as more people within this population look to join the workforce.

November 7, 2016
The Justice Department

Segregated Employment, Day Programs May Violate ADA

Just as people with disabilities have a right to live in the community, the U.S. Department of Justice is warning states that the same rights apply to employment and other activities too.

November 3, 2016

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Feds Exceed Disability Hiring Goal

Six years ago, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal to ramp up hiring of people with disabilities. Now, the administration says it has surpassed even its own expectations.

October 28, 2016
With Social Security payments set to rise just a few dollars per month, some lawmakers want Congress to approve a one-time payment for Americans with disabilities and other beneficiaries. (Disability Scoop)

SSI Beneficiaries Could See Extra Payment

With Social Security payments set to rise just a few dollars per month, some lawmakers want Congress to approve a one-time payment for Americans with disabilities and other beneficiaries.

October 28, 2016
John Week, right, steps in on the recycling sorting line while floating at various jobs at MDI’s newly opened plastics fabrication and recycling plant in Cohasset, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune/TNS)

Employer Makes Bold Gamble On Inclusion

A small recycling plant is offering a middle ground between sheltered workshops and full integration, paying workers with disabilities at least minimum wage while offering supports.

October 19, 2016

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SSI Benefits To Increase In 2017

Individuals with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income or other Social Security benefits will see a small increase next year.

October 18, 2016
Evan Davis, a student in the SUCCESS program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, walks with his red backpack to class. Five states will get federal money for demonstration projects focused on improving post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. (Emilie Eastman/Capital News Service/TNS)

Education Department Aims To Improve Transition Outcomes

Federal officials are funneling millions of dollars toward efforts to better prepare students with disabilities for post-secondary education and competitive employment.

October 10, 2016
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities fell significantly last month, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor. (Thinkstock)

Sharp Drop Seen In Disability Unemployment Rate

New figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show a steep decline in the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities.

October 7, 2016

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