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APSE Members:
Comments are due this Thursday, July 17th regarding the rules for implementing President Obama’s February 2014 Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Due to the advocacy efforts of APSE and other organizations, employees with disabilities who work for federal contractors were included within the Executive Order. But the work is not done!

CPSD Issue Brief: Is Supported Employment a Good Investment?

CPSD

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, service providers have to demonstrate the fiscal merits of their programs. CPSD Ruderman Fellow, Dr. Robert Cimera has developed an important Issue Brief utilizing several recent studies that have attempted to answer this question.

Rhode Island DOJ Settlement

Rhode Island DOJ

The Department of Justice and State of Rhode Island have reached a “landmark” agreement regarding segregated sheltered workshops and adult day programs. According to the settlement, Rhode Island will provide supported employment placements to approximately 2,000 individuals, including at least 700 people currently in sheltered workshops, at least 950 people currently in facility-based non-work programs, and approximately 300-350 students leaving high school.

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