Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program Facebook Posts

Gov. elect Wolf has named the key people for each department to aid in the transition. John Hanger is responsible for overall policy. Now is the time to submit policy recommendations to him regarding OVR and BVS. We also need to push for people with disabilities to be a part of this process. ... See MoreSee Less

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Attended the OVR State Board meeting today. As the designated state agency for OVR, it is our position that the Board has the authority under the Pa. Rehab Act to establish a policy which implements the key provisions of HB 2405 to strengthen the changes to the Fed. Rehab Act surrounding transition of students to work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Met with the new director of PaDRN today and we discussed a number of issues including the integrated competitive employment of all persons with disabilities being served by OVR. CAP supports this and the elimination of sub minimum wages. ... See MoreSee Less

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PaCAP is anticipating an increase in its budget to help transition-aged students with disabilities and persons with disabilities in subminimum wage positions obtain competitive, integrated employment through advocacy and the enforcement of their rights under the Rehabilitation Act. We are looking to create a work group to help us develop an effective approach to these areas. Let me know if you are interested in being a part of this. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Rehab Act now requires OVR to focus on the transition of its clients from sheltered to competitive work. Cap will play an integral role in this process to ensure that the rights of these individuals are protected. We are recommending to RSA that the Rehab Act regs. guarantee our advocates access to sheltered workshops in PA. to address this important priority. ... See MoreSee Less

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