I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
As I wrote about in July, we have started the pursuit of community based employment for my son Tyler. This summer he completed his paperwork, signing his W4 and I9 forms just like the rest of us. The supported employment agency observed Tyler while he was at camp this summer to get an idea of his strengths and areas he needs to improve upon. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) even called us to check to see how the progress was going.
Q. Don’t people with disabilities work fewer hours in the community than in a sheltered workshop?
Q. Isn’t facility-based employment or sheltered workshop employment more cost-effective?
There are a lot of rumors and misinformation going around in regards to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule changes to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). I thought I would clarify misinformation that is going around and point out the positives of these changes.
I had the honor of co-presenting on topic of Employment First before the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. As I have written a number of times throught the years, I believe that community based employment at competitive wages should be the number one option for individuals with disabilities.