The Office of Disability Employment Policy defines integrated employment as those jobs held by people with the most significant disabilities in typical workplace settings where the majority of persons employed are not persons with disabilities. In these jobs, the individuals with disabilities earn wages consistent with wages paid workers without disabilities in the community performing the same or similar work; the individuals earn at least minimum wage, and they are paid directly by the employer.
The Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP) is working on legislation SB21-039 Elimination of Sub-Minimum Wage Employment. The bill phases out sub-minimum wage employment for those employers who hold a 14(c) certificate, moving to a fully integrated employment model.
We've gathered some resources that may assist your organization with Provider Transformation in moving from sub-minimum wage employment to fully individualized competitive integrated employment. DVR will also add more information on Provider Transformation as they are developed.
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