I believe that 14(c) is very important for our community of developmental disabilities and it should be continued, our residents look forward to come to work every morning and afternoon, they love to get their checks even though it may not be a lot but to the means it means a lot, they like to feel useful. Our community needs this!
Hi my name is Ashlee I work in a sheltered workshop. It's a lot better to work with people who are like me. I dont get taken advantage of at work and I have a lot of fun and friends. If you take the right the right away to not get paid you are taken my whole life away to feel included. Please dont take may whole big family at work.
I work with some amazing people at a sheltered workshop- if we didn't have the 14(c) certification, these great people wouldn't have the opportunity to work. They enjoy being a part of a work family, building these relationships, and gaining experience in the work place. If we lost this certification, we wouldn't be able to support as many clients to work and that would be a tragedy. Keep this as an option.
My cousin is a female, 32 years of age, and lives full time at her facility in Alabama. My aunt... more »
Section 14(c) certificates are needed for people with severe developmental disabilities. If a person is able to get and maintain a job at or above minimum wage, that's great! But, some are not able to do so and the certificate provides jobs for those who aren't.
My son, M., lives in Moosic, Pa with his family and has worked at Allied Vocational Services in Scranton for approximately 13 years. He has moderate Down Syndrome. He can read and write, but he doesn't fully comprehend what he reads. He cannot tell time or how to count money. He sometimes can become stubborn and gives staff a hard time, but with... more »
We need this program to keep our clients motivated. This program plays a very important part in the lives of our clients.