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National Disability Rights Network call for closing Sheltered Workshops!

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 8:34pm 0 Comments

There is a rumor that Sheltered Workshop are going to be CLOSED


To date it is not true except in a few specific cases, but this WILL BE TRUE IF WE DO NOT ACT. Sheltered Workshops have been closed in the States of Main and New Hampshire and a few facilities have been closed in Rhode Island and in New York where 120 individuals lost their jobs in one closing.


The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and its affiliated State based…


Much more Hummmmmm And where was ACCSES

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 5:34am 0 Comments

Much MORE Hummmmm And where was ACCSES with the LAWSUIT protecting this person's from such a VIOLENT form of discrimination??? And were was the local Disability Rights organization CHEERING ON THE SIDELINES THAT ANOTHER TERRIBLE Sheltered Workshop has been closed??? Peace Tom

This is a slightly edited comment from one of the almost 800 comment on the Federal Regulations basically setting the stage for the closing of Sheltered Workshops.

PS only 800 responses and many supporting…


And the mantra goes on.......

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 6:44am 0 Comments

And the MANTRA goes on and on and on and on   Just read this in the Disability Scoop (get it if you do not because ONLY YOU can protect your loved one’s interest!!!   Now do I wish ILL for any to the individuals who WILL BENEFIT from this program or any other  NO NO NO  and yet the very existence of the program DENIES the reality of tens of thousands WHO WILL NEVER BENEFIT AN IOTA from such programs. IN FACT programs such as Sheltered Workshops ARE being systematically DESTROYED with…


Part 2 of WIOA Comments

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:05am 0 Comments


Part 2 of Comments

Yes the writers acknowledge that there is a group of individuals who because of the “severity of the …….. is ineligible for VR services”. If they are ineligible then what are they eligible for??


Although the term “extended evaluation” was not referenced in the Act, this is the term used in current regulation to describe the process by which the DSUs assess an individual's ability to benefit from VR services due…


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