ICI publications by Robert Silverstein

Funding Health-Related VR Services: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Use of Private Health Insurance and Medicaid to Pay for Health-Related VR Services

One of the myriad of issues affecting the administration of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program by State VR agencies under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act is how to maximize access to and use of all available funding sources to pay for VR services and supports for VR applicants and clients. In March 2010, Congress passed and the President signed into law the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA). (1/2013)

Overview of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (PowerPoint)

Download the "Overview of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008" presentation. (1/2009)

Policy Proposals for Improving SSDI, SSI, and Medicaid Work Incentives

Links to articles addressing potential Social Security improvements. (4/2006)

The Applicability of the ADA to Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace

This policy brief addresses whether providing personal assistance services in the workplace is a reasonable accommodation as defined in the ADA, and if so, under which circumstances. (2/2003)

One-Stop Career Centers and the New Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program: Access for All in Workforce Development

This edition of OneStops.info gives an overview of the major provisions in the final regulations implementing the Ticket to Work program, and describes the factors a One-Stop may want to consider before determining whether and how to get involved in this new program. (8/2002)

Final Regulations Implementing the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (The Ticket to Work Program)

This brief describes the provisions of the final regulation regarding the responsibilities of Vocational Rehabilitation in the statewide workforce investment system and the relationship between VR and the Ticket to Work. (3/2002)

Provisions in the Final Regulations Governing the State VR Program Describing the Interplay with WIA and TWWIIA

This brief describes the provisions of the final regulation regarding the responsibilities of Vocational Rehabilitation in the statewide workforce investment system and the relationship between VR and the Ticket to Work. (2/2001)

Emerging Disability Policy Framework: A Guidepost for Analyzing Public Policy

This article provides a framework consistent with the "new paradigm" that can be used to design, implement, and evaluate public policies and programs to ensure meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities. (8/2000)

Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Relating to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability and the Development by the Governor of a Written Methods of Administration

An outline of key provisions in the interim final regulations describing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity responsibilities of the governor, WIA fund recipients, and programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop system. (3/2000)

Improvements to the SSDI and SSI Work Incentives and Expanded Availability of Health Care Services to Workers with Disabilities under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

This brief gives background information on federal income maintenance and health care programs, and describes the major provisions of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. (2/2000)

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program and Established Under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

A description of the major provisions in Title I of the Act, which created the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program. (2/2000)

Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Describing the Interplay Between Workforce Investment Systems and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

This brief identifies the sections in Title I of the Workforce Investment Act that specifically reference the state VR program, individuals with disabilities, and organizations representing individuals with disabilities. (5/1999)

A Description of the Workforce Investment Act from a Disability Policy Perspective

This paper describes the major sections in title I of the Workforce Investment Act and the implementing regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Labor to highlight key references of particular relevance to persons with disabilities.

A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Workforce Investment Act and the Federal Disability Policy Framework

This paper uses the basic conceptual framework of federal disability policy to identify Department of Labor policies regarding the needs of people with disabilities under the Workforce Investment Act.

A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) and the Federal Disability Policy Framework

This paper uses the basic conceptual framework of federal disability policy to identify existing federal policies regarding TANF and the needs of persons with disabilities.

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