Employment

 

AUCD advocates for legislation and policies that enhance employment opportunities for people with developmental and other disabilities.

 
 

News

 

10/3/2017

Tuesdsays with Liz - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and to celebrate NDEAM, this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Richard Davis, who is the Policy Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Labor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Liz and Richard talked about the Employment First efforts in states.

 
 
 

Legislation

 

6/17/2015

The DD Act Partners: National Disability Rights Network, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

comments on NPRM for State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Sub minimum wage
pdf File ED-2015-OSERS-0002-0001 Misc. Program Changes (2).pdf [download]
 
 

6/17/2015

The DD Act Partners: National Disability Rights Network, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

submitted comments in regards to the NRPM for State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Sub minimum Wage
pdf File ED-2015-OSERS-0001-0001 State VR Comments.pdf [download]
 
 

6/16/2015

Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination

comments on the proposed regulations for Title IV of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
pdf File CPSD WIOA Cover Page (2).pdf [download]
 
 

6/16/2015

Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force comments on NPRM

concerning the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program.
pdf File CCD ED 2015 OSERS 0001.pdf [download]
 
 

6/15/2015

Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force

comments on the Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and One-Stop System Joint Provisions
pdf File WIOA 2015-ETA-0002-RIN 1205-AB74 1830-AA21 6.15.15FINAL.pdf [download]
 
 

6/15/2015

Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force

comments on miscellaneous program changes encompassing implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
pdf File WIOA 2015-ED-OSERS-0002 RIN 1820 6.15.15FINAL (2).pdf [download]
 
 

6/15/2015

Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force comments on NPRM

comments on the Worforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)- Employment and Training Administration
pdf File WIOA ETA-2015-0001 RIN 1205-AB73 6.15.15FINAL (2).pdf [download]
 
 

7/10/2014

AUCD Summary of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Provisions Related to Persons with Disabilities Under Title IV of the Rehabilitation Act

AUCD summary of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provisions related to people with disabilities under Title IV of the Rehabilitation Act

 
 

8/15/2013

Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS), H.R. 803

Bill to o reform and strengthen the workforce investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century.

 
 

8/15/2013

Workforce Investment Act of 2013, S. 1356

Text of the Bill (S. 1356)

Bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes.

 
 

2/19/2011

Transitioning toward Excellence & Achievement in Mobility Legislation

Text of the bills (HR 602, 603, 604)

The TEAM legislation amends the DD Act, IDEA and the Rehab Act to strengthen transition services for individuals with significant disabilities to ensure that they have the opportunity and support to attain post-secondary education and/or integrated, competitive employment.

 
 

8/7/1998

Workforce Investment Act

Text of the Law

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) reformed federal employment, training, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs by creating an integrated "one-stop" system of workforce investment and education services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth. WIA includes the Rehabilitation Act that authorizes vocational rehabilitation services for people with developmental and other disabilities. WIA has been up for reauthorization since 2003.

 
 
 

Resources

 

4/18/2016

Total and Permanent Disability Discharge for Student Loan Borrowers

The Department of Education and the Social Security Administration (SSA) will collaborate to identify and help individuals with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria for a discharge of their student loans. Individuals who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) are eligible to have their federal loans discharged, and the Department of Education will notify them of how to complete this process.

 
 

4/15/2016

Tax & Health Insurance Considerations for Student Loan Discharge

pdf File Tax & Health Insurance Considerations for Student Loan Discharge.pdf [download]
 
 

2/3/2015

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers

A product of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative

This resource was released at a White House Summit on Disability Employment. It is a product of the cross-agency Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative.

 
 
 

Letters

 

8/18/2017

Letter to support and endorse the Department of Ed regulations implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

pdf File Response Letter to DeVos re WIOA [download]
 
 

5/25/2017

Raise the Wage Act Letter to Senator Murray

AUCD sent a letter to Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member on the Senate HELP Committee, expressing strong support for the Raise the Wage Act, in particular its phasing out of subminimum wage certificates for workers with disabilities.