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D.C. Asks Nonprofits to Seek Transportation Grants

District of Columbia transportation officials are asking nonprofits to apply for grant money to help them transport people with disabilities.


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Intellectually Disabled Struggling to Find Work

Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it’s often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.


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FDA OKs Mental Disability Blood Test For Infants

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code.


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Disability Advocates Chide Md. 1st Response Panel

A state commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome should seek legislation mandating disability awareness training for police and other first responders, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities said Thursday.


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Study: Depression Second Leading Cause Of Disability In The World

A new study coordinated by the World Health Organization indicates that depression is now the second leading cause of disability in the world.


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Judges Sue Social Security Over Case ‘Quotas’

Judges struggling to handle a surge of disability cases sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny in order to clear cases faster so they can meet quotas imposed by the Social Security Administration, according to a lawsuit filed by the union representing the agency’s administrative law judges.


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MTA Unveils New Vehicles to Serve Disabled Riders

The Maryland Transit Administration is unveiling its new fleet of mobility vehicles to serve riders with disabilities.


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Justice Dept. Says Food Allergies Can Be Considered Disabilities

Allergic to gluten? What about peanuts? Federal disabilities law may be able to help.