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Your Dollars@Work: Helping Nonverbal Children Speak – Part I

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism

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Utah Mom, Rental Complex Spar Over 'Noisy' Child With Autism

SALT LAKE CITY (October 31, 2013) --- A Salt Lake City TV station has come to the rescue of a single mom living in an apartment complex who was threatened with repeated eviction notices due to her son with autism.

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ACA: Fact Sheets

The Affordable Care Act – also known as health ... More...

Harkin Unveils 4-Point Jobs Plan For 'ADA Generation'

WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2013) -- U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued a four-point plan to create 250,000 new job opportunities for the "ADA Generation," young adults with disabilities aged 16 to 19, by 2015... More...

Home Health Care Workers Gain Minimum Wage Rights

WASHINGTON, DC (September 20, 2013) -- Minimum wage and overtime protections will be extended to the nation's two million home health care workers serving people with disabilities and the elderly starting in 2015, the Obama ad... More...

7% Disability Hiring Goal Set for Federal Contracts

HOUSTON (August 29, 2013) -- Contractors who bid on federal contracts funded by taxpayer dollars will have to step up their efforts to recruit workers with disabilities, under a new policy announced by Vice President Joe Biden. Ac... More...

Local Schools Told to Step Up Services for Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (August 28, 2013) -- In response to longstanding concerns raised by military families subject to frequent relocation, local school districts have been directed to provide special educat... More...

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