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Advancing Competitive Integrated Employment through Legal Advocacy Systems

People with disabilities want to work, live independently, and be economically self-sufficient. Unfortunately, employment for people with disabilities continues to lag significantly compared to people without disabilities. Despite the undisputed fact that people with disabilities can work and want to work, people with disabilities are still much less likely to be employed (18% of people with disabilities in the United States are employed versus 62% of their non-disabled peers). For too many people with disabilities, the only employment option they are offered is work in segregated sheltered workshops, where they are isolated from co-workers without disabilities and
broader society and are legally paid pennies on the dollar under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Recent Posts

September Newsletter

DETAC Monthly NewsletterIssue 4 |  2021 In this Issue: Check out our New Blog: Looking Inward ◆ New Resource: Using Discovery as a Tool to Increase Employment and Decrease Poverty in Partnership with Centers for Independent Living ◆ Additional TA Resources ◆

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August Newsletter

In this Issue:   New RISE Peer eLearning Community #3 ◆ New Podcast: From the Sheltered Workshop to Musical Mentor – A Conversation with Sunny Cefaratti ◆ New Blog from Nicole LeBlanc (DETAC Self-Advocate Engagement Adviser) ◆ New Technical Assistance Opportunity: Three-Part

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NASDDDS’ Policy Position Statement

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) issues official position in support of repealing section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Check it out here:

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