SELN Working Document: New Restrictions on Subminimum Wage Under WIOA: Requirements and Opportunities for State IDD Agencies [PDF] (new document)
SELN Accomplishments Reports
SELN's Elements for a Higher-Performing Employment System [PDF]
Employment: How We Measure Success [PDF]
Social Security Brief Socual Security Benefits and Employment: What's New for 2016? [PDF]
SELN Funding Statement: An Essential Strategy to Support Integrated Employment [PDF]
Why Does Community Employment Matter?
“I feel more independent now that I’m making my own money." -Jared
Our core belief about employment is that everyone has the right to, and can, work in the community, regardless of disability type and severity.
We all want jobs where our skills and strengths are recognized and valued. We work to earn money, connect with others, and build a life we desire. Why should people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) be any different?
When we talk about employment, we mean a person with IDD working at an individual job in a local business, earning the prevailing wage for that position or industry, alongside peers without disabilities.
Research shows that many individuals with disabilities want to work in their community. And many do!