Use of Section 14(c) certificates and observed trends

People deserve better

I have worked in behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 20 years and while I respect people's choices I have never met a person who had real options provided with multiple experiences that matched their skills, interests and talents that are working in segregated, sub-minimum wage settings. I have been involved in multiple instances where people were not getting opportunities to make more money, having quality time studies done and being exploited and taken advantage of. I have seen an increase in people being interested in competitive integrated employment since the WIOA regulation of providing education and outreach to all individuals working under a 14 c certificate, which tells you that people have not been given real choice and opportunity. These efforts need to be strengthened

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