Social Security, SSI Benefits Expected To Increase Significantly

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | June 28, 2022 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries could see their monthly payments rise again next year by the largest amount in decades, experts say. Thanks to growing inflation, the automatic cost of living adjustment, or COLA, that benefits recipients receive annually could be much larger than usual. … Continue reading Social Security, SSI Benefits Expected To Increase Significantly

People With Disabilities Fight US Military Disqualifications

by Kelly Agee and Alex Wilson, Stars and Stripes/TNS | May 4, 2022 Together, Hannah Cvancara and Joshua Martinez fall into at least three of the 30 categories of medical conditions that disqualify potential candidates from service in the U.S. armed forces. Cvancara, 26, of Spokane, Wash., was born with fibula hemimelia, a condition that prevented … Continue reading People With Disabilities Fight US Military Disqualifications

Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | May 3, 2022 Justin Pierce, who has autism and works as an account support associate, sits at his desk at EY offices in Chicago in 2019. EY is one of several employers that are advertising job openings on a new career portal targeted at neurodivergent individuals. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago … Continue reading Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

How Families Are Advocating For Children With Disabilities In Foster Care

FRESNO, Calif. — Sheri Louie fell in love with Kristina the moment she saw her at the group home for medically fragile children in Fresno. A licensed vocational nurse, Louie had spent years working with children like Kristina who need special medical equipment to stay alive. But something about the fragile baby with expressive eyes felt unique.