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Comment on Proposed Rules regarding Title I and Title IV of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
April 24, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor
How will they affect career development and employment services to youth with disabilities?
Comments are being sought on proposed rules affecting individuals with disabilities, including youth programs, in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The new law expands the population of students with disabilities who may receive services as well as the kinds of services that the VR agencies provide to youth and students with disabilities transitioning from school to postsecondary education and employment. It also places added emphasis on the achievement of competitive integrated employment. For example, WIOA added a new section to Title V of the Rehab Act, much debated in the disability community, limiting the payment of subminimum wages to individuals with disabilities. Two helpful briefs published by the LEAD Center can assist those interested in understanding and commenting on the proposed rules.
- Summary Description of Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (State Vocational Rehabilitation Program) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Summary Description from a Disability Perspective Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Workforce Development Activities) Notices of Proposed Rulemaking - This brief outlines key provisions of the Title I of the WIOA from a disability perspective, including provisions that have an impact on services to youth and young adults with disabilities. Key disability-related policies are underlined.
Information about how to submit your comments can be found at online at the beginning of each notice published in the federal register.
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions
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