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September 18, 2019

Preparing Students for Life After Special Education? Here's How Federal Dollars Can Help

When can schools use federal funds to help students with disabilities prepare for life after special education? A new resource from the federal education department offers a road map.

September 21, 2016

Clinton Pledges More Economic Support for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities don't want pity, they want a paycheck, the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of supporters in Orlando, Fla.

December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin Uses Farewell Speech to Uphold Disability Rights

The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.

October 13, 2014

Special Education Staffing Change in New York District Drains Contingency Fund

Rochester, N.Y., ended up employing more special education teachers than it had originally budgeted for when fewer students than expected were placed in a less-intensive educational model.

August 28, 2014

Special Educators in Pennsylvania Districts Set Strike Date

The special education teachers and staff in three Lehigh Valley districts have gone without a contract for a year.

April 09, 2014

Justice Department Settles With Rhode Island Over Disabilities Complaint

Federal officials investigating Americans with Disabilities Act violations in Providence, R.I., had expanded their work to the whole state after settling last year with the Providence school system.

March 11, 2014

New York Times Shines Spotlight on 'Sheltered Employment'

The newspaper offers a detailed account of the lives of men with intellectual disabilities who worked for decades at a turkey-processing plant, earning less than $100 a month.

June 14, 2013

Justice Department Criticizes Rhode Island Sheltered Workshop

Providence has shut down a program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that required them work at menial jobs at wages far below the state minimum.

September 28, 2012

Audit: Monitoring of Centers for Independent Living Needs Upgrade

The centers could serve--and may in many communities--as a powerful link to work, education, and other opportunities and people with disabilities. But sound monitoring is a part of making sure those centers are serving their purpose, the inspector general said.

July 11, 2012

GAO Questions Effectiveness of Federal Disability Work Programs

The GAO wasn't impressed by the array of 45 programs attempting to improve employment for people with disabilities.

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