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On November 15, 2019, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing to examine the impact of the subminimum wage and use of 14(c) certificates on people with disabilities. Advocates, civil society organizations, academic and legal experts were invited to provide testimony.

Julie Christensen, APSE’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, presented on a panel about strategies and successes for transitioning to competitive, integrated employment. You can read APSE’s testimony here.

Testimony was also provided by APSE members, John Butterworth (Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston), Teresa Grossi (Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University) and Bryan Dague (College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont). Additionally, Jenny Stonemeier, APSE’s Executive Director, provided a statement during the public comment period at the end of the hearing.

The full meeting agenda, meeting materials and submitted testimonies are available for down load on the USCCR website. What can YOU do?

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