On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, individuals with disabilities, employers and advocates gathered on the Capitol steps to call attention to the importance of employment for people with disabilities and the beginning of Louisiana’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness month.
Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert outlined her agency’s efforts to promote employment for people with disabilities. “The role of work in our lives has been talked about so much and from nearly every angle. Issues like work-life balance make easy headlines, but what is often left out of the discussion all too frequently is that for some individuals work hasn’t always been an option,” said DHH Secretary Kliebert. “We want to make sure that our family members, friends and neighbors with disabilities have the ability to work if they choose to do so. We are dedicated to using waiver services, supports and provider relationships to help make that possible. I want to thank our the Workforce Commission, the Advocacy Center and our other partners for continuing to work to ensure that work is an option for any Louisiana resident who wishes to join the labor force."
State Policies & Initiatives:
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Workforce Development
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
- Department of Health and Hospitals
Date Enacted: 10/01/2014