Proposed Changes To ABLE Act Draw Opposition – Disability Scoop

In an unusual move, dozens of disability advocacy groups say they’re ready to line up against efforts in Congress to expand the ABLE Act over concerns that the changes don’t go far enough.

Source: Proposed Changes To ABLE Act Draw Opposition – Disability Scoop

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Congress Eyes Changes To ABLE Act, Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

A handful of bills designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money are advancing in Congress.

Source: Congress Eyes Changes To ABLE Act, Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

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Questions Every Parent Should Ask at an IEP Meeting | The Mighty

A teacher lists 10 questions that every parent should ask at an IEP meeting.

Source: Questions Every Parent Should Ask at an IEP Meeting | The Mighty

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Problems Plague Vocational Rehabilitation – Disability Scoop

Vocational rehabilitation is supposed to help people with disabilities become independent, but federal data indicates over 800,000 deemed eligible for such services received no assistance.

Source: Problems Plague Vocational Rehabilitation – Disability Scoop

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In Rare Move, Clinton Courts Disability Vote – Disability Scoop

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is making her pitch to people with disabilities, bringing attention to a sizable demographic that’s often overlooked on the campaign trail.

Source: In Rare Move, Clinton Courts Disability Vote – Disability Scoop

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Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment – Disability Scoop

The U.S. Department of Labor is sending millions of dollars to states and organizations, all earmarked to improve the employment odds facing people with disabilities.

Source: Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment – Disability Scoop

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Parents, Nonprofits Unite To Create More Inclusive Playgrounds – Disability Scoop

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Source: Parents, Nonprofits Unite To Create More Inclusive Playgrounds – Disability Scoop

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Self-Advocacy Gets National Push – Disability Scoop

Efforts to promote self-advocacy among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are getting a major boost with the creation of a first-ever national resource center.

Source: Self-Advocacy Gets National Push – Disability Scoop

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‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win – Disability Scoop

A reality show following the lives of seven young adults with developmental disabilities has come out on top, winning an Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program.

Source: ‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win – Disability Scoop

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With New Mandate, Special Ed Classrooms Get Cameras – Disability Scoop

Ten years after she first asked her son’s school district and state lawmakers to install cameras in classes for students with special needs, a mom is finally seeing her request fulfilled.

Source: With New Mandate, Special Ed Classrooms Get Cameras – Disability Scoop

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