The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) will hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public on July 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, and on July 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT, and will take place at the U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004.
During the meeting, the four subcommittees (The Transition to Careers Subcommittee, the Complexity and Needs in Delivering Competitive Integrated Employment Subcommittee, the Marketplace Dynamics Subcommittee, and the Building State and Local Capacity Subcommittee) will report out on their work on draft chapters for the interim report. The Committee will also hear expert testimony that will address issues with provider transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment, as well as an overview of State policy reform through the Employment First initiative. In addition, the Committee will acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its connection to competitive integrated employment. The Committee will also hear from a panel of providers about their experiences with sheltered workshops under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
There will be a public comment period on July 13 from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Organizations or members of the public that wish to submit a written statement must do so by July 2, 2015. For instructions on submitting comments, visit the Federal Register Notice website.
LEAD Center staff regularly attends the meetings to monitor progress and work with members of the Advisory Committee. Ari Ne'eman, LEAD Center's Policy Co-chair, and President and Co-founder of Autistic Self Advocacy Network, was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee; former LEAD Project Director, Karen McCulloh, is also a member of the Committee.
We encourage you to visit the Committee's webpage often for the latest information and updates regarding its ongoing work, including agendas and how to submit information to the Advisory Committee.