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Applicability of the ADA to Ticket to Work Employment Networks. Presentation based on article by Peter Blanck, Lisa Clay, James Schmeling, Michael Morris, & Heather Ritchie. Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. Passed in 1999 Recipients of SSDI and SSI receive “ticket”
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Presentation based on article by Peter Blanck, Lisa Clay, James Schmeling, Michael Morris, & Heather Ritchie
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)
Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (TWWIIA)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
Interprets Title II as requiring covered entities to make reasonable accommodations in services to avoid discrimination on basis of disabilityOlmstead CourtUSDJ
They mayselect beneficiaries to whom they will offer services based on
- assessment of the needs of the ticket holder
- abilities to assist the individual
Participant is also free to reassign the Ticket to another EN, and may choose to, for various reasons
Analysis of the Ticket payment structure is needed to assess the incentives and disincentives for employment providers and EN program specialization
acceptance & rejection standards
14. Will the ADA and TWWIIA impact the attitudes of individuals with disabilities themselves with regard to their employment needs?
systems on service delivery options and quality
Education and training must be available to improve understanding of the protections afforded by the ADA to Ticket holders
- ADA responsibilities
- Rights to enhanced services, programs, and accommodations that promote equal participation and supports
The goals of full inclusion and equal employment opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities in the Ticket Program is grounded in the disability policy framework
[The ADA] seeks to diminish or to eliminate the stereotypical thought processes, the thoughtless actions, and the hostile reactions that too often bar those with disabilities from participating fully in the Nation’s life, including thee workplace…..These objectives demand unprejudiced thought and reasonable responsive reaction on the part of employers annd fellow workers alike.
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