Disability Rights Oregon interviewed her on June 17, 2019 about her experience in community... more »
WITHOUT A WORK OPPORTUNITY THEY ARE MISSING A CHANCE TO BE A PART OF WHAT MOST PEOPLE EXPERIANCE EVERYDAY WORKING. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS HAVING RESPONSIBLITY THEY WILL NO LONGER HAVE THIS AS A CHOICE IN THEIR LIFES. NOT TO MENTION THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.
I speak about this issue from two vantage points: One, as the President of the National Organization on Disability (NOD), which has advocated since 1982 for the full participation of all Americans with Disabilities in all aspects of life. And perhaps more relevant to this dialogue, I... more »
People On the Go of Maryland (POG) is the state-wide self-advocacy organization. We have been in existence for 30 years. POG feels sheltered workshops are outdated and paying people sub-minimum wage infringes on a person's civil rights. We feel the rest of the country should eliminate... more »
• Eliminating 14c removes the opportunity for paid work to individuals currently receiving prevocational services. Therefore, all prevocational training would become simulated work and soft skill development. We observe actual skill development to occur within paid work environments.