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CPSD Issues Letter to President Obama Outlining Concerns with the Workforce Investment Act

CPSD sent a letter today to President Barack Obama, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlining serious concerns with Title V of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013, including its expansion of the use of subminimum wages.

Click HERE to read CPSD’s letter to the president.


Applauding President Obama’s  Executive Order

We are pleased that President Obama included workers with disabilities in the Executive Order he signed today giving all federal contractors who are earning either at or below the hourly $7.25 federal minimum wage a raise to $10.10 per hour.

Click HERE to learn more about Section 14c and the payment of sub-minimum wages to workers with disabilities.



Is Supported Employment a Good Investment?

Or Are Sheltered Workshops Cheaper to Operate?

In this economic climate, vocational programs for adults with disabilities have to compete for the limited funds available.  In order to obtain these funds, services providers have to demonstrate the fiscal merits of their programs.

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APSE Conference Registration is Open

Make sure to register for the 2014 APSE Conference in Long Beach, CA. Tick, Tock….13 Days Until the Early Bird Conference Registration ends! Read more about the conference HERE.


TASH is seeking proposal submissions for the 2014 Annual Conference,“Be the Future,” in Washington, DC, December 3-5, 2014. Call for Proposals for the 2014 TASH Conference opens March 10 and closes on May 10, 2014. Read more HERE.

When Should People With Disabilities be Paid Less Than Minimum Wage? NDRN’s Executive Director Curt Decker Says Never. Read Curt’s interview with the International Business Times HERE.