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IA-APSE Employment SummitIA 2014 conference poster

September 24-25

Des Moines, IA

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Upcoming Webinars

Changes to the Reauthorization Act Through The Jacque Chevalier
Legislative Looking Glass

Date:          Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time:          2:00 pm -3:15pm (EASTERN)

Presenters:

  • Jacque Chevalier, Senior Education Policy Adviser, House Education and the Workforce Committee
  • William Knudsen, Senior Education Policy Adviser, Senate Health, Education,
    Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee

Capitol Hill staff will discuss changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

 

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Kids Speak the Truth: Subminimum Wage

The National Federation of the Blind has released a great video featuring six children providing their opinions on workers with disabilities getting paid subminimum wages. The video is intended to educate the public on the discrimination people with disabilities face because of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Let CMS Know: Employment in the Community is Important!

CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will soon be issuing guidance regarding how Medicaid funds can be used for employment. It’s very important that CMS hear from you! APSE members and all like-minded advocates need to ask CMS to fully support Employment First, with support for employment fully integrated in the general workforce as the first and preferred option in the use of Medicaid funds.

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