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As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

Families serving as caregivers for a child with a disability lose about $3,200 a year due to added responsibilities, study found.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.

Wyndham's Baymont, The Arc Use Breakfast to Open Doors for People with Disabilities

Wyndham’s Baymont, The Arc Use Breakfast to Open Doors for People with Disabilities

In a mission to boost breakfast experience for guests, Wyndham offers an innovative collaboration with a leading national advocate for people with disabilities.

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

President-elect Donald Trump has not been clear on his ideas regarding people with disabilities but notably mocked a reporter with a disability during his campaign.

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl and Her Dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A girl living with cerebral palsy and her family claimed discrimination after the young girl's school said her service dog could not attend school with her.

Potential Legislation Aims to Expand Savings Options for People with Disabilities

Potential Legislation Aims to Expand Savings Options for People with Disabilities

Expansion of ABLE Act to allow more financial opportunities and incentivize employment.

ABC Comedy 'Speechless' Starring Actor with Cerebral Palsy Signed to Full Season

ABC Comedy ‘Speechless’ Starring Actor with Cerebral Palsy Signed to Full Season

The show, which features a family's experiences with CP, will air post-show content to bring awareness to living with cerebral palsy.

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Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

"Together we will make our economy and our country more welcoming to people with disabilities because we all win when everyone gets to share in the American dream."

U.S. Income Surges, but Women, Minorities Remain Behind

U.S. Income Surges, but Women, Minorities Remain Behind

2015 saw an increase in median household income for whites, Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the newest report from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed, the highest increase being among Hispanic households. According to the report, 2015 saw an additional estimated 3.3 million people with earnings over 2014, regardless of work experience. All households saw a 5.2 …

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Hollywood — Not a Man? Not White? Don’t Bother.

A new study from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative confirms that inequality is still alive and well in Hollywood.

Sheltered Workshops Still Pay Below Minimum Wage

Law Still Allows Many to Earn Well Below Minimum Wage

People with disabilities continue earning mere cents to an able-bodied person’s dollar as decades-old "sheltered workshops" linger around the country.

Smartphone Apps Change Lives for People With Disabilities

Developments include a hands-free smartphone and Bluetooth-powered sensor device.

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ESPN Airs First Nationally Televised Broadcast Featuring Sportscaster with Cerebral Palsy

Jason Benetti struggles with, among other things, his ability to look into the camera, but his career has flourished thanks to “great allies” at companies where “it just takes one person.”

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People with Disabilities Fight to be Seen as Full Human Beings in Hollywood

"If you're going to discuss diversity, it has to be completely inclusive of the groups that really define diversity."

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Viscardi Center Announces 4th Annual Achievement Awards

Official call for nominations for the 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, which recognize exemplary leaders with disabilities.

Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

The new rule, which has been temporarily delayed, could significantly hinder services provided to people with disabilities.

National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center

Hey Corporate America! Isn’t it time to embed ‘disability’ across the entire business enterprise?

For businesses to remain relevant and successful, they are constantly changing, modernizing and embracing new, innovative strategies.

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Disability Activists Arrested for Protesting Outside White House

Protesters chanted "disability rights are human rights" outside the White House last week.

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Congressman Challenges ‘Predatory Lawsuits’ Exploiting ADA

Small businesses struggle with financial hardships and potentially closing down completely following a series of lawsuits taking advantage of strict ADA regulations.

‘Game-Changer’: Federal Agencies to Increase People with Disabilities in Workforce

A new rule proposed by the EEOC would increase the requirement to 12 percent — a significant increase for the people with disabilities population.

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Greyhound Admits Cheating People with Disabilities

The bus transportation company will pay at least $300,000 to passengers it discriminated against and addresses ADA violations.

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Discrimination Against Autistic Employee at Amusement Park

29-year-old Chris Emery lost his job of 13 years after an updated “re-interview” process determined he was no longer fit to work at Pennsylvania's Dorney Park.

13-Year-Old Builds New, Efficient Braille Printer From Lego Set

What started as a science fair project turned into an innovative, low-cost way to give blind people access to Braille printers — and garnered the young entrepreneur an investment from Intel.

Cops Get Schooled on Intellectual Disabilities

A new training program in Maryland aims to teach police officers how to interact with citizens with intellectual disabilities.