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Let Me Get This Straight. You Don’t Want the Institution to Close Because You’ll Lose YOUR JOB?

By |2017-05-18T15:43:09-04:00March 12th, 2012|institutions, segregation|

Controversy continues regarding efforts around the country to close large state-run institutions for people with developmental disabilities. Many of these recent closure announcements have more to do with excessive costs (which are absurdly high) in tough budget times, combined with an ongoing inability to end serious abuse and neglect, as reported in the media in [...]

Pennies for Pay Must End

By |2017-05-18T15:43:13-04:00August 25th, 2011|minimum wage|

Recently, the Green Bay Press Gazette featured an article that reviewed the ongoing debate over the use of subminimum wages for people with disabilities. The publication found over 10,000 Wisconsin citizens with disabilities earn less than minimum wage, ranging as low as 2 cents per hour. The article also reviews a local sheltered workshop where 96% [...]