On June 14th, the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) released a report titled, "The Implications of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act [WIOA] for Seamless Transition of Youth with Significant Disabilities." According to the accompanying news release, "The brief highlights how emerging research and models of transition to employment illustrate the possibilities of insuring that successful adult employment can be more the norm than the exception for youth, aged 14-24 with significant disabilities. Evolving federal transition and disability employment policy also presumes and supports that all individuals with disabilities are employable. The brief also illustrates that through WIOA there is a path to a seamless transition to competitive, integrated employment for youth with significant disabilities."
ANCOR staff attended a Hill briefing held in conjunction with the report's release. The briefing included a panel of experts: Rich Luecking (the author of the report), Rebecca Salon (of NDI) and Terianna Cox (self-advocate). The panel discussed the importance of policies that do not permit low expectations for people with disabilities to prevent opportunities for employment.