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September 2016: The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competative Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Commmittee) has prepared and submmited a Final Report to the Secretary of Labor and to Congress. 
https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/pdf/ACICIEID_Final_Report_9-8-16.pdf

August 2016: In June 2014 the Achiving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was passed and since then many states have launched ABLE Act Programs.  The ABLE National Resource Center has excellent resources to help guide professionsals, individuals and families. Pay particular attention to the webinars.

June 2015: VOLUNTEERING, INTERNSHIPS AND UNPAID WORK EXPERIENCES: LEGAL AND PRACTICAL GUIDELINES BY David Hoff from the Institute for Community Inclusion

June 2015: Analysis of Title IV of WIOA Statute and Proposed Regulationa and Recommendations for Policy Changes by David Hoff.

This document provides an analysis of the VR provisions of WIOA (Title IV) based on the legislation and draft regulations. The goal of the brief is to examine those areas os WIOA that are of greatest relevance for advocates of full inclusion in the workforce. Areas examined in depth inculde:

  • New requirements and an enhanced role for the public Vr system regarding transiton for school to adult life.
  • New limitations on the use of sub-minimum wage under Section 511 that go into affect in July 2016

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Collaboration to Support Self Determination: Issue Brief: Is Supported Employment a Good Investment? Or Are Sheltered Workshops Cheaper to Operate? May , 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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