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Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Updates The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a monthly update focusing on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy. The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is intended to provide policymakers, disability service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families with information about relevant policy developments regarding Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and related topics, with a focus on improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

The LEAD Center Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability is a project of the LEAD Center in collaboration with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

 

Five Ways You Can Help Expand Opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment in Your Community

December 10, 2018

The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Our policy update focuses on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy and provides policymakers, disability service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families with...

Inclusive Career Pathways Desktop Guide: Information and Resources to Support Inclusive Programs and Services

December 10, 2018

The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Our policy update focuses on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy and provides policymakers, disability service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families with...

Neurodiversity Brief: Building an Accessible Workforce Development System: Recommendations to American Job Centers on Supporting Autistic People and Others with Disabilities to Promote Successful Employment

December 10, 2018

The LEAD Center’s Policy Update – Our policy update focuses on the intersection of disability, employment and health care policy and provides policymakers, disability service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families with...

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: February 2017

February 27, 2017

The February 2017 Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update features stories on various state HCBS transition plan updates, the EEOC Final Rule that clarifies affirmative action obligations of federal employers, EEOC guidance on the legal...

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: November 2016

November 29, 2016

The November Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update features stories on various state HCBS transition plan updates, a CMS Request for Information on how to accelerate HCBS services, a recent DOJ statement on the application of ADA...

Employment, Health Care and Disability Policy Update: September 2016

September 30, 2016

The September 2016 update features stories on select state HCBS plan updates, new DOJ regulations clarifying the definition of disability under the ADA, a new nTIDE report from Research on Disability showing rising disability employment trends, and...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability - July/August 2016

August 30, 2016

The July/August 2016 update features stories on select state HCBS plan updates, a new CMS report on long-term supports and services (LTSS) expenditures, a Harvard School of Public Health study on the connections between poor workplace accomdations...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability: June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016

The June 2016 update features stories on the new Ohio and Tennessee ABLE Account programs, CMS-approved HCBS transition plans for Kentucky and Ohio, final regulations for implementing the nondiscrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, EEOC...

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability: May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

The May 2016 update features stories on a new EEOC resource on securing disability-related employment leave, a CMS final rule addressing long-term supports and services, the DOL final rule on overtime in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and more.

Policy Update – Employment, Health Care and Disability: April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

The April 2016 update features stories on the work of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) in preparation for their September 2016 final report, CMS approval of Tennessee...