Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop in 2002. Today, the employment rate of people with developmental disabilities in the New England state is twice the national average.
A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.
On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons — lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.
The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities climbed last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
Despite a push to increase hiring of people with what are known as “targeted disabilities,” the participation of such individuals in the federal workforce has actually declined.
A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.
The jobless rate for people with disabilities improved somewhat last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
The transition from school to work for students with disabilities will undergo sweeping changes under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday.
A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.
Unemployment among Americans with disabilities inched up last month even as the overall job situation appeared to improve, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Federal lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to require most students with disabilities to try competitive employment before they could be employed by sheltered workshops.
The Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to ensure that federal contract dollars no longer go toward paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.
Even as some signs point to an improving job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is up slightly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
A transition program offering intensive, specialized on-the-job training for young people with autism is proving highly effective at helping individuals land jobs.
The federal government is offering up millions of dollars for states to develop initiatives designed to increase employment of people with disabilities.