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ABLE Act rules proposed

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ABLE Act Savings Accounts Rules
The Obama Administration released proposed regulations June 22 to implement the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE Act), paving the way for people with disabilities to save for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for public…
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Report: SSI recipients are “Priced Out” out of rental housing

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Affordable Housing Out of Reach for People on SSI
Monthly Supplemental Security Income payments do not cover the costs of rental housing, much less other essential spending, in almost every housing market in the country, a new report asserts. Individuals…
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Fashion designer considers people with disabilities in new collection

Lucy Jones trying on a jacketPeople with disabilities are often excluded in the world of fashion. The clothes we wear daily are designed with a vision of an able-bodied person in mind. This person has two arms and two legs, walks unaided, is not-color blind,…
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Apartment buildings seem to be unable to maintain accessibility

hands in the lap of a woman in a wheelchairThere seems to be a re-occurring issue of apartment buildings with broken elevators that result in tenants with disabilities getting trapped. Recently, we brought you the story of Michel Cordey, who was stuck in his Montreal apartment for over a
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Teen challenges us to stop learning and start thinking

Jacob Barnett smilingWe live in a culture that emphasizes learning. High-school, college, job-training, studying abroad, continued career education – these are all different ways to do the same study routine with various textbooks and lectures. In the TedTalk below, Jacob Barnett explains…
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