Legislation Introduced – SB367 to Further Scrub Dated Language

SB 367, a measure to further scrub the words ‘mentally retarded’ from statute, was introduced last week by Senator Peggy Lehner and Senator Eric Kearney. The bill recommends changing all usages of the words ‘mentally retarded’ in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) to the words ‘intellectual disability,’ ‘developmental disability,’ or other similar language. Although the […]

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Moves Forward

A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs has been signed by President Barack Obama, following a U.S. House of Representatives vote of 415 to six to approve the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Included in the bill, signed yesterday, are major changes to the path from school to work […]