The most challenging obstacle for many individuals with disabilities is to find a safe, clean, and affordable place to live. Currently, many individuals with disabilities rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8 housing vouchers, distributions from a
For anyone who deals with the frustrations of working with the many bureaucracies intended to help the special needs community, there is now a unique Internet-based organization to help along the way.
A federal court has ruled that cutting off Medicaid home care benefits to a woman with special needs, thus forcing her into an institution, likely violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Fisher v. Maram (U.S. Dist.
A groundbreaking program in Massachusetts is expected to ease the financial burden on families with elderly or disabled relatives in need of care by paying family or friends about $18,000 a year to care for them.
Before adjourning, Congress unanimously approved a bill that will provide a measure of relief for the millions of Americans currently providing unpaid care in their homes to those with special needs and the elderly.
The U. S. Supreme Court recently upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act, also known as universal health care or Obamacare, but the court's decision leaves the future of Medicaid coverage for the very poor in doubt.