DISABILITY SCOOP: Biden Signs Stimulus Bill Sending Funds To Disability Community
Recently, President Biden signed a big pandemic relief bill that will send billions of dollars to special education and home-and-community-based services. This is the first major relief bill that addresses disability services since the pandemic started. Advocates have been begging for more funding since the pandemic started last spring. After a full year, some funding is finally coming. Adults with disabilities who are considered dependents will qualify for the checks. Additionally, special education will receive $2.5 billion. It also includes money to help states with COVID testing and vaccine distribution.