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DISABILITY SCOOP: Special Olympics Uproar Draws Attention To Other Disability Program Cuts

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Recent uproar over a proposal to end federal funding for Special Olympics has brought attention to other potential harmful cuts to programs for people with disabilities.  The President later recinded the proposal to cut funding for Special Olympics; however, the budget still calls for cuts to Medicaid and eliminating funding for autism training and research.  It also includes cuts for employment support for people with disabilities.  

While advocates are concerned about the proposals, they feel the uproar over the Special Olympics cut has given them a prime opportunity to inform lawmakers and the public while disability funding has been fresh in the news cycle and on social media.

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