Category Archives: News

New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts – Disability Scoop

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. Source: New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Education, Health, News

Legislative Intern is State’s First with Down Syndrome

Paul Kocher is the first NC legislative intern with Down syndrome, and he was hand-selected by Rep. John Bradford for the prestigious, paid position. Source: Legislative intern is state’s first with Down syndrome | abc11.com

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In First, Insurer To Offer ABA Coverage Nationwide – Disability Scoop

The nation’s largest health insurer says it will soon include coverage of applied behavior analysis in every group plan it offers. Source: In First, Insurer To Offer ABA Coverage Nationwide – Disability Scoop

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States Band Together On ABLE Accounts – Disability Scoop

Several states say they will join forces in an effort to offer new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits. Source: States Band Together On ABLE Accounts – Disability Scoop

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