ACCSESAmerican Congress of Community Supports and Employment Services
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ACCSES works to promote and enhance community-based solutions that maximize person-centered employment, health care, education, and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities.
ACCSES supports WIOA and Section 511 because this legislation works for thousands of people like Laurel who choose employment in a skill development center and are currently unable to successfully work in competitive employment , even with appropriate supports and service.
Jobs and choice must be recognized," says ACCSES CEO Terry Farmer, "and we are encouraged by the bipartisan support of WIOA.
ACCSES represents more than 1,200 disability service providers across the country.
Metro Scanning, an HCE social enterprise, will provide high-volume document imaging services in conjunction with ACCSES New Jersey/Central Non-Profit Agency (CNA), a non-profit company that supports organizations that serve people with special needs through community based programs.
We've worked long and hard with ACCSES NJ, DARM and DPP on this project and are grateful for their non-stop support and commitment without which this would not have happened," she said.
Terry Farmer, CEO of ACCSES stated, "If federal agencies are not directed to provide such wage subsidies, we are deeply concerned that the effect of this executive order will be that thousands of people with the most significant disabilities will lose their jobs.
About ACCSES ACCSES represents more than 1,200 disability service providers across the country.
ACCSES also supports federal policy that facilitates employment options for all individuals, including those who do not meet productivity standards (without or without reasonable accommodations) through Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
We support initiatives to enhance meaningful opportunities, options, and choices for individuals with the most significant disabilities, including enhanced opportunities to work in competitive integrated employment (at or above the minimum or prevailing wage) and self-employment," said Terry Farmer, ACCSES CEO.
Consistent with the right of individuals with significant disabilities to make informed choices and with the principle of self-determination , ACCSES supports a full array of community-based employment opportunities for persons with the most significant disabilities provided by qualified rehabilitation professionals, including supported employment and customized employment opportunities provided in competitive, integrated settings; self-employment; and employment opportunities in skill development centers and disability-focused non-profit businesses operated by accredited community rehabilitation programs (CRPs).
ACCSES supports Section14(c) as a key protection of opportunity and income for the broader spectrum of people with disabilities.