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Disability policy

These briefs and papers analyze laws that affect people with disabilities and the disability service system. ICI has recently focused on the Workforce Investment Act, the Ticket to Work, and Social Security and Medicaid regulations. Other publications examine the effect of policy changes on state agencies.

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Publications related to Disability policy

Minimum Wage Increase: What It Means for People with Disabilities (UPDATED 2009)

Tools for Inclusion 21

This publication provides guidance to individuals with disabilities regarding the increase in minimum wage, with a particular focus on understanding who this increase applies to, the impact of the wage increase on public benefits, and how to deal with issues that may arise with employers.

Minimum Wage Increase: A Guide for Disability Service Providers (UPDATED 2009)

Institute Brief 22

This publication provides guidance to service providers regarding the increase in minimum wage, with a particular focus on assisting consumers with questions and concerns they may have regarding the impact on their public benefits.

Press Release: Sec. Spellings Addresses Global Education Summit, Announces $7.5 Million in Grants for More Innovative, Effective Tests for Students With Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency

54 Countries Represented; Over Two Dozen Special Olympics Athletes Present

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings noted that a new technical assistance center to help colleges and universities develop and expand programs for students with intellectual disabilities will be located at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Massachusetts Employment and Disability Snapshot Report, 2000-2005

Research Report

The second in an annual series of snapshot reports on the employment of people with disabilities in Massachusetts.

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

Policy Brief 11

Links to articles addressing potential Social Security improvements.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities