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December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin Uses Farewell Speech to Uphold Disability Rights

The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.

March 11, 2014

New York Times Shines Spotlight on 'Sheltered Employment'

The newspaper offers a detailed account of the lives of men with intellectual disabilities who worked for decades at a turkey-processing plant, earning less than $100 a month.

June 14, 2013

Justice Department Criticizes Rhode Island Sheltered Workshop

Providence has shut down a program for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities that required them work at menial jobs at wages far below the state minimum.

September 28, 2012

Audit: Monitoring of Centers for Independent Living Needs Upgrade

The centers could serve--and may in many communities--as a powerful link to work, education, and other opportunities and people with disabilities. But sound monitoring is a part of making sure those centers are serving their purpose, the inspector general said.

July 11, 2012

GAO Questions Effectiveness of Federal Disability Work Programs

The GAO wasn't impressed by the array of 45 programs attempting to improve employment for people with disabilities.

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