The United States was unprepared to handle COVID-19’s outsize impact on the seniors and people with disabilities, and policymakers must implement permanent solutions to support the needs of these growing populations in future crises.
As the economic and public health crises caused by COVID-19 intensify, lawmakers must act now to eliminate or raise asset limits so that people with disabilities are not trapped in poverty.
The people most vulnerable to the coronavirus struggle as Congress neglects to provide lifesaving resources and supports in stimulus packages.
The Senate’s coronavirus stimulus bill doesn’t do nearly enough to help families and small businesses.
A new CAP analysis shows that parents of young children with disabilities experience severe child care challenges and consequences from not finding care.
General education teachers must be explicitly taught how to work with all students, including those with disabilities.
The disability community is a growing political constituency, and the debates have yet to really address policy priorities affecting the 57 million people in this community.
The nomination of Eugene Scalia could roll back decades of progress for workers with disabilities.
In the wake of two mass shootings in a single weekend, Daniella sits down with CAP colleagues Chelsea Parsons, vice president for Gun Violence Prevention, and Rebecca Cokley, director of the Disability Justice Initiative, to try to make sense of it all.
In order to advance economic security for people with disabilities, policymakers must level the playing field for disabled workers while also guaranteeing access to housing, nutrition, and health care for those who are unable to work.
Policymakers must invest in strengthening the direct care workforce in order to improve the quality of care delivered to patients and to achieve better value for every dollar spent on long-term services and supports.
President Trump’s end run around Congress would take nutrition assistance away from at least 755,000 people.
The Senate’s new election reform package contains big wins for disabled voters—but it leaves some room for improvement.
Policymakers and economists must consider the challenges of disabled workers and other populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market and implementing policies that affect it.
Instead of protecting the rights of people with mental health disabilities, lawmakers are using the growing urgency around gun violence as a pretext to expand surveillance and criminalization.