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Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to push Employment First in the State!

On September 17th, New York’s Governor signed an executive order to establish the Employment First Commission, tasked with creating an Employment First policy for New York, which makes competitive, integrated…


CPSD Issue Brief: Do Work Incentives Support the Transition to Employment for Youth with Significant Disabilities?

For youth with significant disabilities, the preparation for transition from school to adult life requires an examination of the qualifications for financial and health care supports from two different government…


ABLE Act Update

Photo credit: NDSS The Senate Finance Committee has announced that it had reached a bipartisan agreement to move the ABLE Act, allowing the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts for people…


Labor Dept. announces $14M grant for Disability Employment Initiative

September 25th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $14 million in grants to six states to improve employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities.


Subminimum Wage Protest: Disability Advocates Protest SourceAmerica

On Thursday, August 28, members of APSE, the National Federation of the Blind, the National Council on Independent Living, ADAPT, Little People of America, and TASH participated in a protest outside…

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Kids Speak the Truth: Subminimum Wage

The National Federation of the Blind has released a great video featuring six children providing their opinions on workers with disabilities getting paid subminimum wages. The video is intended to…


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