Washington, Sept. 16 – Yesterday marked the close of a key part of the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). On Thursday, Sept. 15, the WIOA Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) submitted their final report the Secretary of Labor and to Congress. This Advisory Committee was a two-year effort to examine the most critical employment issues facing people with disability. The Committee worked hard to explore policies and practices that will advance opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities. The conversations that the Advisory Committee shared were often challenging, but the committee members preserved to complete their mission. You can read the Committee Final Report in full here: ACICIEID Final Report.
RespectAbility was honored to have the opportunity to present our insights via our public testimony on several occasions in 2015 and in 2016.
You can review our testimony on the Committee’s website at the links below:
Above all, we extend our abiding congratulations for the leadership and wisdom offered by each and every committee member. Thank you for your work and we look forward to seeing the Committee’s report inform the debate for years to come.