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  • CPSD Recommendations to CMS – Implementation of HCBS Waiver Regulations
    Recommendations on Non Residential Settings Sub-Regulatory Guidance CMS should clarify and specifically include the following in the sub-regulatory guidance: The need for states to offer non-disability specific setting options: For each type of HCB non-residential service a state offers, the state must offer non-disability specific settings options. Since earch HCBS... Read More
  • WIA is Now WIOA: What the New Bill Means For People with Disabilities
    From: The InsTITuTe BrIef With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress has reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020. Commenting on the bill’s passage, President Obama stated that the bill “will help workers, including workers with disabilities, access... Read More
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    From doleta: President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to... Read More


  • Should People with Disabilities Work in Their Communities?
    Prior to the 1970s, many people doubted that individuals with disabilities were capable of working. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, study after study found that not only can individuals with disabilities perform meaningful vocational tasks, but that they also prefer competitive employment to sheltered workshops. However, twenty years later, many... Read More

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