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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act of 2014 News after 18 months FULL

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Join a discussion at TASH about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. WIOA holds promise for national progress on competitive integrated employment (CIE) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and others with significant disabilities. This Act provides a clear definition of competitive integrated employment, a new definition of supported employment and a definition of customized employment. Transition from school to work is emphasized. The Act also created and Advisory Committee for Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, established to advise the Secretary of Labor, and Congress on: ways to increase CIE, the use of Section 14  ( c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (sub-minimum wages), and the oversight of such certificates. By December 2015, this Committee will have met six times and is crafting recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Ruby K Moore

Ruby K Moore

Executive Director, Georgia Advocacy Office
Ruby Moore is the Executive Director of the Georgia Advocacy Office, the designated Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities in Georgia. Moore is nationally known for her work in the disability field over the past 35 years, particularly in the areas of employment, augmentative communication, and the design and implementation of supports necessary for people with significant disabilities to live, work, play, and go to school... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am
Salon C 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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