This range of service must include Day Programs that provide activities, Facilities that provide Sheltered Employment (Workshops), Supported Employment programs, opportunities for Integrated Employment, and the ability... more »
For centuries, individuals with disabilities (especially those with I/DD) have experienced social and institutional discrimination as well as systematic and systemic oppression. In spite of the disability community's civil rights movement, social change efforts, and progress in state- and federal-level policies, many individuals with disabilities... more »
Supporting individuals with disabilities in transitioning from subminimum wage employment to competitive, integrated employment is critical in the effort to reduce overreliance on government programs, social services, and paid professionals.
Many Minnesotans with I/DD find themselves stuck in the cycle of poverty, unemployment,... more »
Studies have demonstrated a direct correlation between poverty and the risk of experiencing sexual violence during an individual's lifetime³. This is of particular significance for members of disability community, whose rates of poverty exceed others in the general population (as demonstrated above), and who experience sexual violence at a rate seven... more »
- 35.9% of people with disabilities ages 18-64 living in the community were employed. The employment percentage was more than double for... more »
A fundamental component of those tenants of... more »
14(c) provides choice and opportunities for those individuals who cannot meet the job requirements and performance required in the general workforce. 14(c) programs allows disabled folks a chance learn, work and improve skills and abilities. 14(c) is a great tool and must be kept in force.
Sheltered workshops, created by Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, are rooted in societal... more »