People with disabilities are more likely to be poor and more likely to be unemployed or underemployed than those without disabilities. Access to good jobs, health care, education, training and social services are critical for people with disabilities to succeed. Advocates for people with disabilities work to ensure that the entire scope of federal services and programs – including Medicaid, the Workforce Investment Act, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, elementary and secondary public education, and other programs and social services are accessible and appropriate to people with disabilities.
For more information on this issue, visit CHN’s Public Policy Priorities, 2013-2014.
The Arc UCP Public Policy Collaboration
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The National Council on Independent Living
Parents’ Action for Children
World Institute on Disability
United Cerebral Palsy
- June 15, 2011NewsandSentinel.Com: The Arc emphasizes mission
Policy Analyses and Research
- January 11, 2011New America Foundation: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): How States Can Help Schools Make Smart Budgeting Decisions