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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

APSE Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015

 

Gregg Harper

Gregg Harper

Rockville, Maryland (January 9, 2015): APSE applauds Mr. Harper’s leadership in introducing the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015 (HR 188). APSE has long advocated for policies that increase and improve integrated employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and a significant reduction in dependence on subminimum wages. We believe that citizens with disabilities are capable of being employed in integrated work settings at the same wage as their peers without disabilities.  As such, we strongly endorse this legislation

Congressman Gregg Harper said: “Section 14(c) of the FLSA, enacted out of ignorance regarding the true capacity of people with disabilities, currently prevents over three-hundred thousand people with disabilities from gaining access to the work and training environments that have been proven to be more cost effective and to produce more competitive integrated work outcomes. Segregated, subminimum-wage work is just an expression of low expectations that instills a false sense of incapacity in individuals who could become competitively employed with the proper training and support.”

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