Join individuals with disabilities and their family members to advocate in a grassroots effort, create awareness in the community and advise others to ensure service choices are protected and sustained.
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A TEAM Wisconsin is a grassroots effort to encourage Awareness, Advocacy, and Advisement.
Be an ADVOCATE: Your Comment Counts!
It must be submitted by 10:59PM Eastern on September 20, 2017. Go to this web address and click on "Comment Now". (Date has been extended from 8.20.17 to 9.20.17)
PLEASE put this into the beginning of your comment to ensure it is matched to the correct regulation - I am commenting on Regulation ID: ED-2015-OSERS-001-1167, State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Sub-Minimum Wage.
Considerations to comment on:
1. Self-advocates tell where you work and why it is important to you.
2. Family members – tell DOE why the government shouldn’t take away work choices for your loved ones. Share your testimony as to why Community Rehabilitation Programs are important.
3. Tell DOE that Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations as written, limit the choices for training and employment for individuals 25 or under as they are not allowed to choose a Community Rehabilitation Program that offers training using the 14C special wage certificate.
4. Tell DOE the regulation is adverse to The Ability One and State set-aside programs, and to Community Rehabilitation Programs, by adding definitions and provisions that go beyond the intent of Congress in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and may result in a loss of choice in jobs for individuals with disabilities.
THE SOUNDER, Random Lake, WI, Nov. 23, 2017 – Page 5
Capital Report by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R - Wisconsin 6th District)
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