MT National Federation of the Blind 2015 Resolutions - Integrated Employment


State Policies & Initiatives: 
WHEREAS The National Federation of the Blind of Montana believes that the blind and other people with disabilities can and should work in their communities for livable wages; and,
WHEREAS Montana and the nation far too frequently pipeline workers with disabilities into sheltered, crew, or sub-minimum wage jobs, rather than into competitive integrated employment; and,
WHEREAS The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) requires that state vocational rehabilitation agencies support work in the community for minimum or higher wages: NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Montana in convention assembled on this Eleventh Day of October, 2015, in the city of Great Falls, Montana that this organization call upon the Disability Employment and Transitions Division (DET) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) to assure quality Vocational Rehabilitation Services grounded in high expectations for workers with > disabilities by championing the cause of competitive integrated employment for all, and by dropping support of any kind for segregated sub-minimum wage employment for workers with disabilities.
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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