Latest Issues

Employment: DOL Seeks Comments on Subminimum Wage

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has created a national online dialogue on the use of subminimum wages under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. DOL is specifically seeking comments from people with disabilities, their families, providers, disability organizations, employers, researchers, and other stakeholders. The Arc supports building infrastructure and supports to increase opportunities for competitive integrated employment. Comments can be submitted here by June 14.

Operation House Call

Improving Health Care Quality, Access, and Competency

Access to healthcare continues to be a huge concern for adults with I/DD who need qualified doctors to provide primary and specialty care.

Operation House Call (OHC) uses a hands-on approach to address these issues by flipping the script and making families the instructor. Medical students experience an in-home visit to a family with a loved one with I/DD to gain a unique perspective into their lives and gain essential sensitivity and disability competency skills to help build their confidence in working with the I/DD population.

The OHC toolkit is designed to help chapters of The Arc and other disability organizations replicate the Operation House Call Program in their own community.Learn more about the Operation House Call toolkit.

Join our informational webinar on May 29 at 12:00pm EST learn more about how to bring this program to your chapter using the OHC Toolkit!

Wednesday, May 29, 12:00 pm Eastern time

Keep Informed & Save the Date!

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) will be hosting a forum on Thursday, May 23 to discuss the redesign of adult day training (ADT) and employment-related waiver services to improve access to competitive employment and to solicit input from stakeholders, including self-advocates, family members, guardians, providers, APD, and other state agencies.

Check out this flyer for more information: Forum Flyer (Click on the link to download the flyer)

The agenda for this event can be viewed here: Forum Agenda (Click on the link to download the agenda)

For more information contact:
David Darm
(850) 414-8096