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Robert Silverstein

Consultant; Director, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy

Bobby Silverstein is the Director of the Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP). In this capacity, Mr. Silverstein has written guides on how to be effective policy change agents and papers analyzing policy issues from a disability perspective. For over 13 years he served on Capitol Hill in various capacities, including staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy, chaired by Senator Tom Harkin. Mr. Silverstein was the behind-the-scenes architect of more than 20 bills enacted into law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Rehabilitation Act.

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)

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