ANCOR is sharing this announcement by the Department of Labor (DOL) given its relevance to the disability community and providers of supports for people with intellectual / developmental disability (I/DD) supports. This has also been reported in Disability Scoop, including with a quote from ANCOR. Note that input is due by June 14 and registration is required (registration instructions here).
As shared by DOL:
“The Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is inviting stakeholders to participate in their Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue to gather and consider perspectives on the present and future of disability employment, including the roles of subminimum wages and competitive integrated employment. ODEP asks you to share your ideas, individual stories, and personal experiences illustrating the impact of Section 14(c) on the employment of people with disabilities. […]
Three main topics within the dialogue are:
- Use of Section 14(c) and observed trends
- Experiences transitioning from the use of Section 14(c) certificates
- Vision for the future of work and workplaces; the landscape over the next five to ten years
This online event is open to the general public. ODEP strongly encourages people with disabilities, their families, providers, disability organizations, employers, researchers, and other stakeholders who have experience with, or opinions about, Section 14(c) to share their perspectives and ideas for the future. INPUT IS DUE BY JUNE 14, 2019.”