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March 9, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center and Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) held a Peer Exchange to review and discuss Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.

September 17, 2015 | Resource

The U.S. Department of Labor has developed this Reference Guide to assist AJCs by providing promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination requirements in Section 188 and the current Section 188 regulations.

February 16, 2016 | Resource

The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a summary of the NPRM implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from a disability perspective.

September 27, 2017 | Story

The LEAD Center has been providing training nationwide on how all programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop delivery system, including workforce partners, must comply with Section 188, Workforce I

March 29, 2017 | Story

In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.

December 15, 2015 | Story

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.

June 30, 2016 | Story

On May 11, the LEAD Center had the opportunity to present at the Missouri Association for Workforce Development (MAWD) Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

December 14, 2016 | Resource

On December 2, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovat

December 21, 2016 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the first legislative reform of the public workforce development system in more than 15 years.

December 21, 2016 | Story

By January 2017, Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development staff and management will have participated in a new statewide training series highlighting disability under the Section 188 nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Wo

June 29, 2017 | Story

This spring, the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, hosted three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convenings.

June 29, 2017 | Story

Last year, the LEAD Center was invited to join a Virginia Statewide WIOA cross-agency partner meeting to address accessibility of the one-stop service delivery system.

Webinar

Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Section 503 final regulations offer new opportunities for federally funded employment-related training and technical assistance (TA) centers to educate, promote, and connect stakeholders to employment resources.

September 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center presented at three different national conferences in the last few months: the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting, the 2015 HCBS National Conference and the NCIL Conference.

March 30, 2014 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor data has consistently documented the significant gap between people with and without disabilities in employment and earnings.

Webinar

View this webinar archive to learn what disability advocates need to know about changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA’s) Equal Opportunity Provisions (Section 188).

September 30, 2013 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last month two final rules to improve hiring and employment outcomes for veterans and people with disabilities.

January 30, 2015 | Story

This month, Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi introduced H.R. 188, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015. Representative Harper introduced an identical bill in 2013 that gained 97 co-sponsors before dying.

December 21, 2014 | Story

In its first two years, LEAD Center:

March 29, 2017 | Story

On February 28, 2017, the LEAD Center hosted a webinar on What Disability Advocates Need to Know about New WIOA Equal Opportun

December 23, 2013 | Story

Michael Morris, co-chair of the LEAD Center Public Policy Team, and Bobby Silverstein, LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, presented on October 30th at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) conference on Equal Opportunity in

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

July 31, 2015 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide to assist American Job Centers (AJCs) in serving people with disabilities.

March 23, 2016 | News

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

June 30, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff presented at three conferences this spring, with a focus on disability policy. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Webinar

There are new challenges and opportunities for federal contractors as a result of requirements of the Section 503 final rule.

Event

DESCRIPTION: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals r

June 29, 2016 | Story

On June 20, 2016, Tennessee’s Bureau of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, released a memo detailing major changes to the way in which the state will authorize facility-based day services, including employm

April 29, 2016 | Story

Maine’s mental health providers are concerned about potential changes to Maine’s reimbursement rate structure proposed by a consultant hired by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

June 29, 2016 | Story

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August 31, 2017 | Story

On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted an amendment to its Section 1115 waiver proposal,

January 28, 2015 | Resource

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

September 27, 2017 | Story

LEAD Center is just finishing its fifth year and is proud of its many accomplishments. LEAD Center’s activities are all designed to improve competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for youth and adults with disabilities.

February 27, 2017 | Story

On December 30, 2016, CMS released guidance to state Medicaid directors on Section 1915(k) of the Social Security Act, also known as the “Community First Choice” state plan option.

November 29, 2016 | Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report “Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Beneficiaries in 2012,”

January 29, 2016 | Story

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) places expanded emphasis on funding activities for youth, including in-school youth, out-of-school youth and youth with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement HUD’s supportive housing for persons with disabilities (Section 811 program) enacted in 2011.

June 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center Assistant Project Director, Elizabeth Jennings, presented at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals'

October 28, 2016 | Blog

For over 35 years, people have known about best practices and evidence-based approaches to support employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

May 31, 2016 | Story

CMS has recently released a new section of its Settings Requirements Compliance toolkit, titled Frequently Asked Questions on Planned Construction and Person-Centered Planning Requirements. The resource addresses a number of questions that people...

September 10, 2015 | Blog

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

January 1, 2013 | Resource

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2014 | Blog

President Obama signed the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.

September 30, 2016 | Story

On September 15th, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its final report consisting of recommendations o

Webinar

The LEAD Center, funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy, is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "WIOA From a Disability Perspective."

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law by President Obama last July, maintains a primary focus on assisting job seekers and workers with and without disabilities to succeed in the labor market, and matches employers w

September 30, 2016 | Story

As LEAD Center finishes its fourth year as a national training and technical assistance center, we wanted to provide our top 10 accomplishments in Year 4. They include a focus on:

March 29, 2017 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: February 2017

December 21, 2016 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: November 2016

August 3, 2016 | Blog

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Do you wonder how fatigue and other symptoms of MS will affect your ability to work, as well as the quality of your life?

June 30, 2016 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently launched WorkforceGPS - the next generation, mobile-friendly, and accessible website that gives the public workforce system, education professionals, and business...

March 31, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

March 31, 2016 | Story

·         Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportu

February 1, 2016 | Resource

This policy brief from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) summarizes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC).

January 29, 2016 | Story

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and a coalition of disability rights advocates are urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider both supported employment and Home and Community-Based Servic

September 30, 2015 | Story

Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Strategies into the Public Workforc

December 23, 2013 | Story

In 2013, the LEAD Center provided a nine-part monthly webinar series on Promoting Employment, Promoting Economic Advancement and Promoting Leadership/Public Policy to nearly 2,700 individuals, workforce development professionals and policy makers.

Event

With the recent release of new regulations for the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), federal contractors are facing additional requirements that may prove chal

June 30, 2016 | Story

On April 27 and 28, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities held its eighth meeting.

June 20, 2013 | Story

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has actively played a leadership role in the interpretation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the first term of President Obama’s administration.

September 30, 2014 | Story

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

March 31, 2016 | Story

2nd Annual Independence through Employment Conference (Florida)

August 31, 2017 | Story

Truyven Health Analytics, a division of IBM Watson Health Business, produces annual reports each year of Medicaid long-term services and supports expenditures and how they change over time.

January 19, 2017 | Resource

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as

September 30, 2016 | Story

The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School recently filed a complaint against two health insurance companies, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and EmblemHealth.

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report on changes to long-term services and supports (LTSS), “

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a sample notice and FAQs that may assist employers in complying with its final ADA regulations on employer-sponsored wellness programs, published on May 17, 2016.

July 8, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center is pleased to make available to you two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I and Title IV of WIOA.

December 2, 2015 | Story

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2015 | Story

June 9, 2015 | Resource

This research investigates what companies are doing to build a disability-inclusive culture and encourage employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify, as many organizations with government contracts are now required to do under recent

March 31, 2015 | Story

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes several new and exciting mandates aimed at increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in the American workforce.

February 27, 2015 | Story

During remarks on his policy agenda for 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has announced a statewide plan for Delawareans to thrive amidst a changing economy that strengthens statefunded education and employment initiatives.

January 30, 2015 | Story

The Department of Labor has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

October 1, 2014 | News

This month, numerous organizations, agencies and individuals all across the country are joining together to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for the U.S. Department of Labor to create for the first time an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center Community of Practice (CoP) for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and American Job Centers (AJCs) continues to provide ongoing peer-to-peer mentorship, training, and technical assistance.

September 22, 2014 | News

Nominations for individuals to serve on the committee due by Tuesday, Oct. 14.

August 1, 2014 | Resource

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

June 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center’s Employment, Health Care and Disability policy updates are monthly updates examining the intersect

March 30, 2014 | Story

February 12, 2014, marked a historic day in the economic advancement of all people with disabilities when President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, including workers with disabilities,

December 19, 2013 | Story

On November 8, 2013, the State of Michigan submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of its Healthy Michigan Plan, which will extend Medicaid coverage to all individuals aged 19 to 64 with incomes bel

November 14, 2013 | Story

The Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, established pursuant to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, released its final report to Congress on Sept. 18, 2013.

September 10, 2013 | News

Recently, Vice President Biden announced two 

July 8, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center took its dedication to conversation and collaboration to the next level with the recent launch of its new blog and other website features.

March 1, 2013 | Resource

This informative article outlines how Return-to Work (RTW) programs can be a win-win for both the employer and the employee.

Basic Page

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy.

Webinar

View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.

Event

Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify.

Basic Page

Keep up with the latest LEAD Center information as well as breaking news about employment, policy and economic advancement for people with disabilities.

Event

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

November 12, 2015 | Blog

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report reviewing customer assistance programs that help individuals seeking individual health insurance.  T

June 30, 2015 | Story

This spring, LEAD Center staff and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) piloted Guided Group Discovery (GGD) sessions with job seekers in Topeka, KS and Rockville, MD, and collaboratively with area American Job Centers (AJC) and vocational rehabilitation

April 29, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final regulations on mental health and substance abuse disorder parity for people in Medicaid Managed Care Organization, (MCOs), Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans (ABPs), and Childr

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

August 11, 2014 | Blog

In the final installment in this three-part series, Zimring, and Morris discuss the future of Olmstead and what remains to be done to fulfill its promise.

March 20, 2015 | Blog

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents new opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. This blog post features edited excerpts...

March 26, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center will work with five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) across the country to implement an innovative demonstration to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities while utilizing the services of American Job...

December 23, 2013 | Story

To help increase employment rates for job seekers with disabilities, the LEAD Center in its first year initiated a strong collaboration with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the National Association of Workforce Development Profe

March 30, 2014 | Story

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

October 29, 2015 | Story

On September 15, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its Interim Report to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, L

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March 9, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center and Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) held a Peer Exchange to review and discuss Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.

September 17, 2015 | Resource

The U.S. Department of Labor has developed this Reference Guide to assist AJCs by providing promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination requirements in Section 188 and the current Section 188 regulations.

February 16, 2016 | Resource

The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a summary of the NPRM implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from a disability perspective.

September 27, 2017 | Story

The LEAD Center has been providing training nationwide on how all programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop delivery system, including workforce partners, must comply with Section 188, Workforce I

March 29, 2017 | Story

In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.

December 15, 2015 | Story

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.

June 30, 2016 | Story

On May 11, the LEAD Center had the opportunity to present at the Missouri Association for Workforce Development (MAWD) Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

December 14, 2016 | Resource

On December 2, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovat

December 21, 2016 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the first legislative reform of the public workforce development system in more than 15 years.

December 21, 2016 | Story

By January 2017, Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development staff and management will have participated in a new statewide training series highlighting disability under the Section 188 nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Wo

June 29, 2017 | Story

This spring, the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, hosted three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convenings.

June 29, 2017 | Story

Last year, the LEAD Center was invited to join a Virginia Statewide WIOA cross-agency partner meeting to address accessibility of the one-stop service delivery system.

Webinar

Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Section 503 final regulations offer new opportunities for federally funded employment-related training and technical assistance (TA) centers to educate, promote, and connect stakeholders to employment resources.

September 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center presented at three different national conferences in the last few months: the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting, the 2015 HCBS National Conference and the NCIL Conference.

March 30, 2014 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor data has consistently documented the significant gap between people with and without disabilities in employment and earnings.

Webinar

View this webinar archive to learn what disability advocates need to know about changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA’s) Equal Opportunity Provisions (Section 188).

September 30, 2013 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last month two final rules to improve hiring and employment outcomes for veterans and people with disabilities.

January 30, 2015 | Story

This month, Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi introduced H.R. 188, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015. Representative Harper introduced an identical bill in 2013 that gained 97 co-sponsors before dying.

December 21, 2014 | Story

In its first two years, LEAD Center:

March 29, 2017 | Story

On February 28, 2017, the LEAD Center hosted a webinar on What Disability Advocates Need to Know about New WIOA Equal Opportun

December 23, 2013 | Story

Michael Morris, co-chair of the LEAD Center Public Policy Team, and Bobby Silverstein, LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, presented on October 30th at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) conference on Equal Opportunity in

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

July 31, 2015 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide to assist American Job Centers (AJCs) in serving people with disabilities.

March 23, 2016 | News

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

June 30, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff presented at three conferences this spring, with a focus on disability policy. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Webinar

There are new challenges and opportunities for federal contractors as a result of requirements of the Section 503 final rule.

Event

DESCRIPTION: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals r

June 29, 2016 | Story

On June 20, 2016, Tennessee’s Bureau of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, released a memo detailing major changes to the way in which the state will authorize facility-based day services, including employm

April 29, 2016 | Story

Maine’s mental health providers are concerned about potential changes to Maine’s reimbursement rate structure proposed by a consultant hired by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

June 29, 2016 | Story

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August 31, 2017 | Story

On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted an amendment to its Section 1115 waiver proposal,

January 28, 2015 | Resource

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

September 27, 2017 | Story

LEAD Center is just finishing its fifth year and is proud of its many accomplishments. LEAD Center’s activities are all designed to improve competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for youth and adults with disabilities.

February 27, 2017 | Story

On December 30, 2016, CMS released guidance to state Medicaid directors on Section 1915(k) of the Social Security Act, also known as the “Community First Choice” state plan option.

November 29, 2016 | Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report “Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Beneficiaries in 2012,”

January 29, 2016 | Story

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) places expanded emphasis on funding activities for youth, including in-school youth, out-of-school youth and youth with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement HUD’s supportive housing for persons with disabilities (Section 811 program) enacted in 2011.

June 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center Assistant Project Director, Elizabeth Jennings, presented at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals'

October 28, 2016 | Blog

For over 35 years, people have known about best practices and evidence-based approaches to support employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

May 31, 2016 | Story

CMS has recently released a new section of its Settings Requirements Compliance toolkit, titled Frequently Asked Questions on Planned Construction and Person-Centered Planning Requirements. The resource addresses a number of questions that people...

September 10, 2015 | Blog

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

January 1, 2013 | Resource

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2014 | Blog

President Obama signed the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.

September 30, 2016 | Story

On September 15th, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its final report consisting of recommendations o

Webinar

The LEAD Center, funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy, is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "WIOA From a Disability Perspective."

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law by President Obama last July, maintains a primary focus on assisting job seekers and workers with and without disabilities to succeed in the labor market, and matches employers w

September 30, 2016 | Story

As LEAD Center finishes its fourth year as a national training and technical assistance center, we wanted to provide our top 10 accomplishments in Year 4. They include a focus on:

March 29, 2017 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: February 2017

December 21, 2016 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: November 2016

August 3, 2016 | Blog

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Do you wonder how fatigue and other symptoms of MS will affect your ability to work, as well as the quality of your life?

June 30, 2016 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently launched WorkforceGPS - the next generation, mobile-friendly, and accessible website that gives the public workforce system, education professionals, and business...

March 31, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

March 31, 2016 | Story

·         Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportu

February 1, 2016 | Resource

This policy brief from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) summarizes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC).

January 29, 2016 | Story

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and a coalition of disability rights advocates are urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider both supported employment and Home and Community-Based Servic

September 30, 2015 | Story

Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Strategies into the Public Workforc

December 23, 2013 | Story

In 2013, the LEAD Center provided a nine-part monthly webinar series on Promoting Employment, Promoting Economic Advancement and Promoting Leadership/Public Policy to nearly 2,700 individuals, workforce development professionals and policy makers.

Event

With the recent release of new regulations for the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), federal contractors are facing additional requirements that may prove chal

June 30, 2016 | Story

On April 27 and 28, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities held its eighth meeting.

June 20, 2013 | Story

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has actively played a leadership role in the interpretation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the first term of President Obama’s administration.

September 30, 2014 | Story

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

March 31, 2016 | Story

2nd Annual Independence through Employment Conference (Florida)

August 31, 2017 | Story

Truyven Health Analytics, a division of IBM Watson Health Business, produces annual reports each year of Medicaid long-term services and supports expenditures and how they change over time.

January 19, 2017 | Resource

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as

September 30, 2016 | Story

The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School recently filed a complaint against two health insurance companies, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and EmblemHealth.

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report on changes to long-term services and supports (LTSS), “

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a sample notice and FAQs that may assist employers in complying with its final ADA regulations on employer-sponsored wellness programs, published on May 17, 2016.

July 8, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center is pleased to make available to you two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I and Title IV of WIOA.

December 2, 2015 | Story

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2015 | Story

June 9, 2015 | Resource

This research investigates what companies are doing to build a disability-inclusive culture and encourage employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify, as many organizations with government contracts are now required to do under recent

March 31, 2015 | Story

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes several new and exciting mandates aimed at increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in the American workforce.

February 27, 2015 | Story

During remarks on his policy agenda for 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has announced a statewide plan for Delawareans to thrive amidst a changing economy that strengthens statefunded education and employment initiatives.

January 30, 2015 | Story

The Department of Labor has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

October 1, 2014 | News

This month, numerous organizations, agencies and individuals all across the country are joining together to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for the U.S. Department of Labor to create for the first time an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center Community of Practice (CoP) for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and American Job Centers (AJCs) continues to provide ongoing peer-to-peer mentorship, training, and technical assistance.

September 22, 2014 | News

Nominations for individuals to serve on the committee due by Tuesday, Oct. 14.

August 1, 2014 | Resource

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

June 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center’s Employment, Health Care and Disability policy updates are monthly updates examining the intersect

March 30, 2014 | Story

February 12, 2014, marked a historic day in the economic advancement of all people with disabilities when President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, including workers with disabilities,

December 19, 2013 | Story

On November 8, 2013, the State of Michigan submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of its Healthy Michigan Plan, which will extend Medicaid coverage to all individuals aged 19 to 64 with incomes bel

November 14, 2013 | Story

The Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, established pursuant to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, released its final report to Congress on Sept. 18, 2013.

September 10, 2013 | News

Recently, Vice President Biden announced two 

July 8, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center took its dedication to conversation and collaboration to the next level with the recent launch of its new blog and other website features.

March 1, 2013 | Resource

This informative article outlines how Return-to Work (RTW) programs can be a win-win for both the employer and the employee.

Basic Page

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy.

Webinar

View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.

Event

Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify.

Basic Page

Keep up with the latest LEAD Center information as well as breaking news about employment, policy and economic advancement for people with disabilities.

Event

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

November 12, 2015 | Blog

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report reviewing customer assistance programs that help individuals seeking individual health insurance.  T

June 30, 2015 | Story

This spring, LEAD Center staff and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) piloted Guided Group Discovery (GGD) sessions with job seekers in Topeka, KS and Rockville, MD, and collaboratively with area American Job Centers (AJC) and vocational rehabilitation

April 29, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final regulations on mental health and substance abuse disorder parity for people in Medicaid Managed Care Organization, (MCOs), Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans (ABPs), and Childr

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

August 11, 2014 | Blog

In the final installment in this three-part series, Zimring, and Morris discuss the future of Olmstead and what remains to be done to fulfill its promise.

March 20, 2015 | Blog

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents new opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. This blog post features edited excerpts...

March 26, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center will work with five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) across the country to implement an innovative demonstration to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities while utilizing the services of American Job...

December 23, 2013 | Story

To help increase employment rates for job seekers with disabilities, the LEAD Center in its first year initiated a strong collaboration with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the National Association of Workforce Development Profe

March 30, 2014 | Story

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

October 29, 2015 | Story

On September 15, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its Interim Report to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, L

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March 9, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center and Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) held a Peer Exchange to review and discuss Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.

September 17, 2015 | Resource

The U.S. Department of Labor has developed this Reference Guide to assist AJCs by providing promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination requirements in Section 188 and the current Section 188 regulations.

February 16, 2016 | Resource

The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a summary of the NPRM implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from a disability perspective.

September 27, 2017 | Story

The LEAD Center has been providing training nationwide on how all programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop delivery system, including workforce partners, must comply with Section 188, Workforce I

March 29, 2017 | Story

In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.

December 15, 2015 | Story

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.

June 30, 2016 | Story

On May 11, the LEAD Center had the opportunity to present at the Missouri Association for Workforce Development (MAWD) Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

December 14, 2016 | Resource

On December 2, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovat

December 21, 2016 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the first legislative reform of the public workforce development system in more than 15 years.

December 21, 2016 | Story

By January 2017, Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development staff and management will have participated in a new statewide training series highlighting disability under the Section 188 nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Wo

June 29, 2017 | Story

This spring, the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, hosted three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convenings.

June 29, 2017 | Story

Last year, the LEAD Center was invited to join a Virginia Statewide WIOA cross-agency partner meeting to address accessibility of the one-stop service delivery system.

Webinar

Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Section 503 final regulations offer new opportunities for federally funded employment-related training and technical assistance (TA) centers to educate, promote, and connect stakeholders to employment resources.

September 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center presented at three different national conferences in the last few months: the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting, the 2015 HCBS National Conference and the NCIL Conference.

March 30, 2014 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor data has consistently documented the significant gap between people with and without disabilities in employment and earnings.

Webinar

View this webinar archive to learn what disability advocates need to know about changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA’s) Equal Opportunity Provisions (Section 188).

September 30, 2013 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last month two final rules to improve hiring and employment outcomes for veterans and people with disabilities.

January 30, 2015 | Story

This month, Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi introduced H.R. 188, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015. Representative Harper introduced an identical bill in 2013 that gained 97 co-sponsors before dying.

December 21, 2014 | Story

In its first two years, LEAD Center:

March 29, 2017 | Story

On February 28, 2017, the LEAD Center hosted a webinar on What Disability Advocates Need to Know about New WIOA Equal Opportun

December 23, 2013 | Story

Michael Morris, co-chair of the LEAD Center Public Policy Team, and Bobby Silverstein, LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, presented on October 30th at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) conference on Equal Opportunity in

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

July 31, 2015 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide to assist American Job Centers (AJCs) in serving people with disabilities.

March 23, 2016 | News

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

June 30, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff presented at three conferences this spring, with a focus on disability policy. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Webinar

There are new challenges and opportunities for federal contractors as a result of requirements of the Section 503 final rule.

Event

DESCRIPTION: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals r

June 29, 2016 | Story

On June 20, 2016, Tennessee’s Bureau of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, released a memo detailing major changes to the way in which the state will authorize facility-based day services, including employm

April 29, 2016 | Story

Maine’s mental health providers are concerned about potential changes to Maine’s reimbursement rate structure proposed by a consultant hired by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

June 29, 2016 | Story

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August 31, 2017 | Story

On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted an amendment to its Section 1115 waiver proposal,

January 28, 2015 | Resource

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

September 27, 2017 | Story

LEAD Center is just finishing its fifth year and is proud of its many accomplishments. LEAD Center’s activities are all designed to improve competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for youth and adults with disabilities.

February 27, 2017 | Story

On December 30, 2016, CMS released guidance to state Medicaid directors on Section 1915(k) of the Social Security Act, also known as the “Community First Choice” state plan option.

November 29, 2016 | Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report “Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Beneficiaries in 2012,”

January 29, 2016 | Story

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) places expanded emphasis on funding activities for youth, including in-school youth, out-of-school youth and youth with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement HUD’s supportive housing for persons with disabilities (Section 811 program) enacted in 2011.

June 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center Assistant Project Director, Elizabeth Jennings, presented at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals'

October 28, 2016 | Blog

For over 35 years, people have known about best practices and evidence-based approaches to support employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

May 31, 2016 | Story

CMS has recently released a new section of its Settings Requirements Compliance toolkit, titled Frequently Asked Questions on Planned Construction and Person-Centered Planning Requirements. The resource addresses a number of questions that people...

September 10, 2015 | Blog

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

January 1, 2013 | Resource

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2014 | Blog

President Obama signed the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.

September 30, 2016 | Story

On September 15th, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its final report consisting of recommendations o

Webinar

The LEAD Center, funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy, is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "WIOA From a Disability Perspective."

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law by President Obama last July, maintains a primary focus on assisting job seekers and workers with and without disabilities to succeed in the labor market, and matches employers w

September 30, 2016 | Story

As LEAD Center finishes its fourth year as a national training and technical assistance center, we wanted to provide our top 10 accomplishments in Year 4. They include a focus on:

March 29, 2017 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: February 2017

December 21, 2016 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: November 2016

August 3, 2016 | Blog

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Do you wonder how fatigue and other symptoms of MS will affect your ability to work, as well as the quality of your life?

June 30, 2016 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently launched WorkforceGPS - the next generation, mobile-friendly, and accessible website that gives the public workforce system, education professionals, and business...

March 31, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

March 31, 2016 | Story

·         Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportu

February 1, 2016 | Resource

This policy brief from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) summarizes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC).

January 29, 2016 | Story

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and a coalition of disability rights advocates are urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider both supported employment and Home and Community-Based Servic

September 30, 2015 | Story

Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Strategies into the Public Workforc

December 23, 2013 | Story

In 2013, the LEAD Center provided a nine-part monthly webinar series on Promoting Employment, Promoting Economic Advancement and Promoting Leadership/Public Policy to nearly 2,700 individuals, workforce development professionals and policy makers.

Event

With the recent release of new regulations for the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), federal contractors are facing additional requirements that may prove chal

June 30, 2016 | Story

On April 27 and 28, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities held its eighth meeting.

June 20, 2013 | Story

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has actively played a leadership role in the interpretation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the first term of President Obama’s administration.

September 30, 2014 | Story

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

March 31, 2016 | Story

2nd Annual Independence through Employment Conference (Florida)

August 31, 2017 | Story

Truyven Health Analytics, a division of IBM Watson Health Business, produces annual reports each year of Medicaid long-term services and supports expenditures and how they change over time.

January 19, 2017 | Resource

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as

September 30, 2016 | Story

The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School recently filed a complaint against two health insurance companies, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and EmblemHealth.

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report on changes to long-term services and supports (LTSS), “

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a sample notice and FAQs that may assist employers in complying with its final ADA regulations on employer-sponsored wellness programs, published on May 17, 2016.

July 8, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center is pleased to make available to you two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I and Title IV of WIOA.

December 2, 2015 | Story

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2015 | Story

June 9, 2015 | Resource

This research investigates what companies are doing to build a disability-inclusive culture and encourage employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify, as many organizations with government contracts are now required to do under recent

March 31, 2015 | Story

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes several new and exciting mandates aimed at increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in the American workforce.

February 27, 2015 | Story

During remarks on his policy agenda for 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has announced a statewide plan for Delawareans to thrive amidst a changing economy that strengthens statefunded education and employment initiatives.

January 30, 2015 | Story

The Department of Labor has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

October 1, 2014 | News

This month, numerous organizations, agencies and individuals all across the country are joining together to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for the U.S. Department of Labor to create for the first time an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center Community of Practice (CoP) for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and American Job Centers (AJCs) continues to provide ongoing peer-to-peer mentorship, training, and technical assistance.

September 22, 2014 | News

Nominations for individuals to serve on the committee due by Tuesday, Oct. 14.

August 1, 2014 | Resource

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

June 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center’s Employment, Health Care and Disability policy updates are monthly updates examining the intersect

March 30, 2014 | Story

February 12, 2014, marked a historic day in the economic advancement of all people with disabilities when President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, including workers with disabilities,

December 19, 2013 | Story

On November 8, 2013, the State of Michigan submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of its Healthy Michigan Plan, which will extend Medicaid coverage to all individuals aged 19 to 64 with incomes bel

November 14, 2013 | Story

The Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, established pursuant to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, released its final report to Congress on Sept. 18, 2013.

September 10, 2013 | News

Recently, Vice President Biden announced two 

July 8, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center took its dedication to conversation and collaboration to the next level with the recent launch of its new blog and other website features.

March 1, 2013 | Resource

This informative article outlines how Return-to Work (RTW) programs can be a win-win for both the employer and the employee.

Basic Page

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy.

Webinar

View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.

Event

Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify.

Basic Page

Keep up with the latest LEAD Center information as well as breaking news about employment, policy and economic advancement for people with disabilities.

Event

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

November 12, 2015 | Blog

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report reviewing customer assistance programs that help individuals seeking individual health insurance.  T

June 30, 2015 | Story

This spring, LEAD Center staff and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) piloted Guided Group Discovery (GGD) sessions with job seekers in Topeka, KS and Rockville, MD, and collaboratively with area American Job Centers (AJC) and vocational rehabilitation

April 29, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final regulations on mental health and substance abuse disorder parity for people in Medicaid Managed Care Organization, (MCOs), Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans (ABPs), and Childr

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

August 11, 2014 | Blog

In the final installment in this three-part series, Zimring, and Morris discuss the future of Olmstead and what remains to be done to fulfill its promise.

March 20, 2015 | Blog

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents new opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. This blog post features edited excerpts...

March 26, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center will work with five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) across the country to implement an innovative demonstration to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities while utilizing the services of American Job...

December 23, 2013 | Story

To help increase employment rates for job seekers with disabilities, the LEAD Center in its first year initiated a strong collaboration with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the National Association of Workforce Development Profe

March 30, 2014 | Story

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

October 29, 2015 | Story

On September 15, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its Interim Report to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, L

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March 9, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center and Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) held a Peer Exchange to review and discuss Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.

September 17, 2015 | Resource

The U.S. Department of Labor has developed this Reference Guide to assist AJCs by providing promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination requirements in Section 188 and the current Section 188 regulations.

February 16, 2016 | Resource

The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a summary of the NPRM implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from a disability perspective.

September 27, 2017 | Story

The LEAD Center has been providing training nationwide on how all programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop delivery system, including workforce partners, must comply with Section 188, Workforce I

March 29, 2017 | Story

In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.

December 15, 2015 | Story

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.

June 30, 2016 | Story

On May 11, the LEAD Center had the opportunity to present at the Missouri Association for Workforce Development (MAWD) Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

December 14, 2016 | Resource

On December 2, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovat

December 21, 2016 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the first legislative reform of the public workforce development system in more than 15 years.

December 21, 2016 | Story

By January 2017, Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development staff and management will have participated in a new statewide training series highlighting disability under the Section 188 nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Wo

June 29, 2017 | Story

This spring, the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, hosted three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convenings.

June 29, 2017 | Story

Last year, the LEAD Center was invited to join a Virginia Statewide WIOA cross-agency partner meeting to address accessibility of the one-stop service delivery system.

Webinar

Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Section 503 final regulations offer new opportunities for federally funded employment-related training and technical assistance (TA) centers to educate, promote, and connect stakeholders to employment resources.

September 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center presented at three different national conferences in the last few months: the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting, the 2015 HCBS National Conference and the NCIL Conference.

March 30, 2014 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor data has consistently documented the significant gap between people with and without disabilities in employment and earnings.

Webinar

View this webinar archive to learn what disability advocates need to know about changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA’s) Equal Opportunity Provisions (Section 188).

September 30, 2013 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last month two final rules to improve hiring and employment outcomes for veterans and people with disabilities.

January 30, 2015 | Story

This month, Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi introduced H.R. 188, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015. Representative Harper introduced an identical bill in 2013 that gained 97 co-sponsors before dying.

December 21, 2014 | Story

In its first two years, LEAD Center:

March 29, 2017 | Story

On February 28, 2017, the LEAD Center hosted a webinar on What Disability Advocates Need to Know about New WIOA Equal Opportun

December 23, 2013 | Story

Michael Morris, co-chair of the LEAD Center Public Policy Team, and Bobby Silverstein, LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, presented on October 30th at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) conference on Equal Opportunity in

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

July 31, 2015 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide to assist American Job Centers (AJCs) in serving people with disabilities.

March 23, 2016 | News

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

June 30, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff presented at three conferences this spring, with a focus on disability policy. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Webinar

There are new challenges and opportunities for federal contractors as a result of requirements of the Section 503 final rule.

Event

DESCRIPTION: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals r

June 29, 2016 | Story

On June 20, 2016, Tennessee’s Bureau of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, released a memo detailing major changes to the way in which the state will authorize facility-based day services, including employm

April 29, 2016 | Story

Maine’s mental health providers are concerned about potential changes to Maine’s reimbursement rate structure proposed by a consultant hired by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

June 29, 2016 | Story

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August 31, 2017 | Story

On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted an amendment to its Section 1115 waiver proposal,

January 28, 2015 | Resource

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

September 27, 2017 | Story

LEAD Center is just finishing its fifth year and is proud of its many accomplishments. LEAD Center’s activities are all designed to improve competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for youth and adults with disabilities.

February 27, 2017 | Story

On December 30, 2016, CMS released guidance to state Medicaid directors on Section 1915(k) of the Social Security Act, also known as the “Community First Choice” state plan option.

November 29, 2016 | Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report “Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Beneficiaries in 2012,”

January 29, 2016 | Story

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) places expanded emphasis on funding activities for youth, including in-school youth, out-of-school youth and youth with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement HUD’s supportive housing for persons with disabilities (Section 811 program) enacted in 2011.

June 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center Assistant Project Director, Elizabeth Jennings, presented at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals'

October 28, 2016 | Blog

For over 35 years, people have known about best practices and evidence-based approaches to support employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

May 31, 2016 | Story

CMS has recently released a new section of its Settings Requirements Compliance toolkit, titled Frequently Asked Questions on Planned Construction and Person-Centered Planning Requirements. The resource addresses a number of questions that people...

September 10, 2015 | Blog

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

January 1, 2013 | Resource

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2014 | Blog

President Obama signed the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.

September 30, 2016 | Story

On September 15th, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its final report consisting of recommendations o

Webinar

The LEAD Center, funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy, is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "WIOA From a Disability Perspective."

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law by President Obama last July, maintains a primary focus on assisting job seekers and workers with and without disabilities to succeed in the labor market, and matches employers w

September 30, 2016 | Story

As LEAD Center finishes its fourth year as a national training and technical assistance center, we wanted to provide our top 10 accomplishments in Year 4. They include a focus on:

March 29, 2017 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: February 2017

December 21, 2016 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: November 2016

August 3, 2016 | Blog

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Do you wonder how fatigue and other symptoms of MS will affect your ability to work, as well as the quality of your life?

June 30, 2016 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently launched WorkforceGPS - the next generation, mobile-friendly, and accessible website that gives the public workforce system, education professionals, and business...

March 31, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

March 31, 2016 | Story

·         Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportu

February 1, 2016 | Resource

This policy brief from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) summarizes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC).

January 29, 2016 | Story

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and a coalition of disability rights advocates are urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider both supported employment and Home and Community-Based Servic

September 30, 2015 | Story

Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Strategies into the Public Workforc

December 23, 2013 | Story

In 2013, the LEAD Center provided a nine-part monthly webinar series on Promoting Employment, Promoting Economic Advancement and Promoting Leadership/Public Policy to nearly 2,700 individuals, workforce development professionals and policy makers.

Event

With the recent release of new regulations for the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), federal contractors are facing additional requirements that may prove chal

June 30, 2016 | Story

On April 27 and 28, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities held its eighth meeting.

June 20, 2013 | Story

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has actively played a leadership role in the interpretation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the first term of President Obama’s administration.

September 30, 2014 | Story

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

March 31, 2016 | Story

2nd Annual Independence through Employment Conference (Florida)

August 31, 2017 | Story

Truyven Health Analytics, a division of IBM Watson Health Business, produces annual reports each year of Medicaid long-term services and supports expenditures and how they change over time.

January 19, 2017 | Resource

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as

September 30, 2016 | Story

The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School recently filed a complaint against two health insurance companies, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and EmblemHealth.

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report on changes to long-term services and supports (LTSS), “

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a sample notice and FAQs that may assist employers in complying with its final ADA regulations on employer-sponsored wellness programs, published on May 17, 2016.

July 8, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center is pleased to make available to you two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I and Title IV of WIOA.

December 2, 2015 | Story

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2015 | Story

June 9, 2015 | Resource

This research investigates what companies are doing to build a disability-inclusive culture and encourage employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify, as many organizations with government contracts are now required to do under recent

March 31, 2015 | Story

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes several new and exciting mandates aimed at increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in the American workforce.

February 27, 2015 | Story

During remarks on his policy agenda for 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has announced a statewide plan for Delawareans to thrive amidst a changing economy that strengthens statefunded education and employment initiatives.

January 30, 2015 | Story

The Department of Labor has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

October 1, 2014 | News

This month, numerous organizations, agencies and individuals all across the country are joining together to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for the U.S. Department of Labor to create for the first time an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center Community of Practice (CoP) for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and American Job Centers (AJCs) continues to provide ongoing peer-to-peer mentorship, training, and technical assistance.

September 22, 2014 | News

Nominations for individuals to serve on the committee due by Tuesday, Oct. 14.

August 1, 2014 | Resource

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

June 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center’s Employment, Health Care and Disability policy updates are monthly updates examining the intersect

March 30, 2014 | Story

February 12, 2014, marked a historic day in the economic advancement of all people with disabilities when President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, including workers with disabilities,

December 19, 2013 | Story

On November 8, 2013, the State of Michigan submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of its Healthy Michigan Plan, which will extend Medicaid coverage to all individuals aged 19 to 64 with incomes bel

November 14, 2013 | Story

The Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, established pursuant to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, released its final report to Congress on Sept. 18, 2013.

September 10, 2013 | News

Recently, Vice President Biden announced two 

July 8, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center took its dedication to conversation and collaboration to the next level with the recent launch of its new blog and other website features.

March 1, 2013 | Resource

This informative article outlines how Return-to Work (RTW) programs can be a win-win for both the employer and the employee.

Basic Page

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy.

Webinar

View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.

Event

Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify.

Basic Page

Keep up with the latest LEAD Center information as well as breaking news about employment, policy and economic advancement for people with disabilities.

Event

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

November 12, 2015 | Blog

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report reviewing customer assistance programs that help individuals seeking individual health insurance.  T

June 30, 2015 | Story

This spring, LEAD Center staff and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) piloted Guided Group Discovery (GGD) sessions with job seekers in Topeka, KS and Rockville, MD, and collaboratively with area American Job Centers (AJC) and vocational rehabilitation

April 29, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final regulations on mental health and substance abuse disorder parity for people in Medicaid Managed Care Organization, (MCOs), Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans (ABPs), and Childr

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

August 11, 2014 | Blog

In the final installment in this three-part series, Zimring, and Morris discuss the future of Olmstead and what remains to be done to fulfill its promise.

March 20, 2015 | Blog

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents new opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. This blog post features edited excerpts...

March 26, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center will work with five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) across the country to implement an innovative demonstration to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities while utilizing the services of American Job...

December 23, 2013 | Story

To help increase employment rates for job seekers with disabilities, the LEAD Center in its first year initiated a strong collaboration with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the National Association of Workforce Development Profe

March 30, 2014 | Story

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

October 29, 2015 | Story

On September 15, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its Interim Report to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, L

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March 9, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center and Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) held a Peer Exchange to review and discuss Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Webinar

Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.

September 17, 2015 | Resource

The U.S. Department of Labor has developed this Reference Guide to assist AJCs by providing promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination requirements in Section 188 and the current Section 188 regulations.

February 16, 2016 | Resource

The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a summary of the NPRM implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from a disability perspective.

September 27, 2017 | Story

The LEAD Center has been providing training nationwide on how all programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop delivery system, including workforce partners, must comply with Section 188, Workforce I

March 29, 2017 | Story

In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.

December 15, 2015 | Story

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.

June 30, 2016 | Story

On May 11, the LEAD Center had the opportunity to present at the Missouri Association for Workforce Development (MAWD) Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

December 14, 2016 | Resource

On December 2, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovat

December 21, 2016 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the first legislative reform of the public workforce development system in more than 15 years.

December 21, 2016 | Story

By January 2017, Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development staff and management will have participated in a new statewide training series highlighting disability under the Section 188 nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Wo

June 29, 2017 | Story

This spring, the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL), in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, hosted three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convenings.

June 29, 2017 | Story

Last year, the LEAD Center was invited to join a Virginia Statewide WIOA cross-agency partner meeting to address accessibility of the one-stop service delivery system.

Webinar

Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Section 503 final regulations offer new opportunities for federally funded employment-related training and technical assistance (TA) centers to educate, promote, and connect stakeholders to employment resources.

September 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center presented at three different national conferences in the last few months: the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting, the 2015 HCBS National Conference and the NCIL Conference.

March 30, 2014 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor data has consistently documented the significant gap between people with and without disabilities in employment and earnings.

Webinar

View this webinar archive to learn what disability advocates need to know about changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA’s) Equal Opportunity Provisions (Section 188).

September 30, 2013 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last month two final rules to improve hiring and employment outcomes for veterans and people with disabilities.

January 30, 2015 | Story

This month, Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi introduced H.R. 188, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015. Representative Harper introduced an identical bill in 2013 that gained 97 co-sponsors before dying.

December 21, 2014 | Story

In its first two years, LEAD Center:

March 29, 2017 | Story

On February 28, 2017, the LEAD Center hosted a webinar on What Disability Advocates Need to Know about New WIOA Equal Opportun

December 23, 2013 | Story

Michael Morris, co-chair of the LEAD Center Public Policy Team, and Bobby Silverstein, LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, presented on October 30th at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) conference on Equal Opportunity in

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

Event

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) invites you to a webinar on our recently announced Final Rule to revise the regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503).

July 31, 2015 | Story

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide to assist American Job Centers (AJCs) in serving people with disabilities.

March 23, 2016 | News

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

June 30, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff presented at three conferences this spring, with a focus on disability policy. Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Webinar

There are new challenges and opportunities for federal contractors as a result of requirements of the Section 503 final rule.

Event

DESCRIPTION: Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals r

June 29, 2016 | Story

On June 20, 2016, Tennessee’s Bureau of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, released a memo detailing major changes to the way in which the state will authorize facility-based day services, including employm

April 29, 2016 | Story

Maine’s mental health providers are concerned about potential changes to Maine’s reimbursement rate structure proposed by a consultant hired by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

June 29, 2016 | Story

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

August 31, 2017 | Story

On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted an amendment to its Section 1115 waiver proposal,

January 28, 2015 | Resource

This report examines the intersection of disability and poverty and provides an insightful perspective on what our country and its leaders can do to remedy this disability-non disability pay gap.

September 27, 2017 | Story

LEAD Center is just finishing its fifth year and is proud of its many accomplishments. LEAD Center’s activities are all designed to improve competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for youth and adults with disabilities.

February 27, 2017 | Story

On December 30, 2016, CMS released guidance to state Medicaid directors on Section 1915(k) of the Social Security Act, also known as the “Community First Choice” state plan option.

November 29, 2016 | Story

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report “Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports Beneficiaries in 2012,”

January 29, 2016 | Story

December 19, 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) places expanded emphasis on funding activities for youth, including in-school youth, out-of-school youth and youth with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement HUD’s supportive housing for persons with disabilities (Section 811 program) enacted in 2011.

June 30, 2015 | Story

LEAD Center Assistant Project Director, Elizabeth Jennings, presented at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals'

October 28, 2016 | Blog

For over 35 years, people have known about best practices and evidence-based approaches to support employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

May 31, 2016 | Story

CMS has recently released a new section of its Settings Requirements Compliance toolkit, titled Frequently Asked Questions on Planned Construction and Person-Centered Planning Requirements. The resource addresses a number of questions that people...

September 10, 2015 | Blog

Today's "In the Know" features the website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor.

January 1, 2013 | Resource

This website section of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor, showcases economic advancement resources for people with disabilities.

October 14, 2014 | Blog

President Obama signed the Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.

September 30, 2016 | Story

On September 15th, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its final report consisting of recommendations o

Webinar

The LEAD Center, funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy, is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "WIOA From a Disability Perspective."

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law by President Obama last July, maintains a primary focus on assisting job seekers and workers with and without disabilities to succeed in the labor market, and matches employers w

September 30, 2016 | Story

As LEAD Center finishes its fourth year as a national training and technical assistance center, we wanted to provide our top 10 accomplishments in Year 4. They include a focus on:

March 29, 2017 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: February 2017

December 21, 2016 | Story

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: November 2016

August 3, 2016 | Blog

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Do you wonder how fatigue and other symptoms of MS will affect your ability to work, as well as the quality of your life?

June 30, 2016 | Story

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently launched WorkforceGPS - the next generation, mobile-friendly, and accessible website that gives the public workforce system, education professionals, and business...

March 31, 2016 | Story

LEAD Center staff reviewed state plans from California, Iowa, and North Carolina utilizing a guide we developed that identifies key areas for plan design and implementation to advance effective and meaningful participation of youth and adults with

March 31, 2016 | Story

·         Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportu

February 1, 2016 | Resource

This policy brief from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) summarizes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC).

January 29, 2016 | Story

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and a coalition of disability rights advocates are urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider both supported employment and Home and Community-Based Servic

September 30, 2015 | Story

Integrating Financial Capability and Asset Building Strategies into the Public Workforc

December 23, 2013 | Story

In 2013, the LEAD Center provided a nine-part monthly webinar series on Promoting Employment, Promoting Economic Advancement and Promoting Leadership/Public Policy to nearly 2,700 individuals, workforce development professionals and policy makers.

Event

With the recent release of new regulations for the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), federal contractors are facing additional requirements that may prove chal

June 30, 2016 | Story

On April 27 and 28, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities held its eighth meeting.

June 20, 2013 | Story

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has actively played a leadership role in the interpretation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the first term of President Obama’s administration.

September 30, 2014 | Story

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

March 31, 2016 | Story

2nd Annual Independence through Employment Conference (Florida)

August 31, 2017 | Story

Truyven Health Analytics, a division of IBM Watson Health Business, produces annual reports each year of Medicaid long-term services and supports expenditures and how they change over time.

January 19, 2017 | Resource

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as

September 30, 2016 | Story

The Disability and Civil Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School recently filed a complaint against two health insurance companies, Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and EmblemHealth.

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report on changes to long-term services and supports (LTSS), “

August 30, 2016 | Story

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a sample notice and FAQs that may assist employers in complying with its final ADA regulations on employer-sponsored wellness programs, published on May 17, 2016.

July 8, 2016 | News

The LEAD Center is pleased to make available to you two policy briefs to provide a summary description from a disability perspective on the Final Rules implementing Title I and Title IV of WIOA.

December 2, 2015 | Story

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S.

June 30, 2015 | Story

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2015 | Story

June 9, 2015 | Resource

This research investigates what companies are doing to build a disability-inclusive culture and encourage employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify, as many organizations with government contracts are now required to do under recent

March 31, 2015 | Story

On January 22nd, experts from LEAD Center presented at the 14th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit. The theme was Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Workplace.

March 31, 2015 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes several new and exciting mandates aimed at increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities in the American workforce.

February 27, 2015 | Story

During remarks on his policy agenda for 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has announced a statewide plan for Delawareans to thrive amidst a changing economy that strengthens statefunded education and employment initiatives.

January 30, 2015 | Story

The Department of Labor has named the members of its new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

October 1, 2014 | News

This month, numerous organizations, agencies and individuals all across the country are joining together to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

September 30, 2014 | Story

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for the U.S. Department of Labor to create for the first time an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

September 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center Community of Practice (CoP) for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and American Job Centers (AJCs) continues to provide ongoing peer-to-peer mentorship, training, and technical assistance.

September 22, 2014 | News

Nominations for individuals to serve on the committee due by Tuesday, Oct. 14.

August 1, 2014 | Resource

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

June 30, 2014 | Story

The LEAD Center’s Employment, Health Care and Disability policy updates are monthly updates examining the intersect

March 30, 2014 | Story

February 12, 2014, marked a historic day in the economic advancement of all people with disabilities when President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, including workers with disabilities,

December 19, 2013 | Story

On November 8, 2013, the State of Michigan submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval of its Healthy Michigan Plan, which will extend Medicaid coverage to all individuals aged 19 to 64 with incomes bel

November 14, 2013 | Story

The Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, established pursuant to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, released its final report to Congress on Sept. 18, 2013.

September 10, 2013 | News

Recently, Vice President Biden announced two 

July 8, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center took its dedication to conversation and collaboration to the next level with the recent launch of its new blog and other website features.

March 1, 2013 | Resource

This informative article outlines how Return-to Work (RTW) programs can be a win-win for both the employer and the employee.

Basic Page

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy.

Webinar

View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.

Event

Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify.

Basic Page

Keep up with the latest LEAD Center information as well as breaking news about employment, policy and economic advancement for people with disabilities.

Event

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

November 12, 2015 | Blog

In the Know is a bi-monthly feature on the LEAD Center blog that highlights important resources and information about the employment, policy and economic advancement of people with disabilities.

October 31, 2014 | Story

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report reviewing customer assistance programs that help individuals seeking individual health insurance.  T

June 30, 2015 | Story

This spring, LEAD Center staff and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) piloted Guided Group Discovery (GGD) sessions with job seekers in Topeka, KS and Rockville, MD, and collaboratively with area American Job Centers (AJC) and vocational rehabilitation

April 29, 2016 | Story

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final regulations on mental health and substance abuse disorder parity for people in Medicaid Managed Care Organization, (MCOs), Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plans (ABPs), and Childr

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

March 15, 2016 | Resource

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL by April 1, 2016 that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development sy

August 11, 2014 | Blog

In the final installment in this three-part series, Zimring, and Morris discuss the future of Olmstead and what remains to be done to fulfill its promise.

March 20, 2015 | Blog

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents new opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. This blog post features edited excerpts...

March 26, 2013 | News

The LEAD Center will work with five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) across the country to implement an innovative demonstration to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities while utilizing the services of American Job...

December 23, 2013 | Story

To help increase employment rates for job seekers with disabilities, the LEAD Center in its first year initiated a strong collaboration with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the National Association of Workforce Development Profe

March 30, 2014 | Story

On February 26, the LEAD Center, in collaboration with ODEP and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Empowerment, held the second webinar in the Promoting Economic Advancement Series, 

October 29, 2015 | Story

On September 15, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) released its Interim Report to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, L