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Laws and Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Federal law designed to help job seekers, including those with disabilities, to succeed in the labor market. Section 511 of the WIOA is intended to ensure youth, 24 years old or younger, with disabilities have every opportunity to pursue competitive, integrated employment.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability.

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Olmstead Ruling

Supreme Court decision that unjustified segregation of people with disabilities constitutes an ADA discriminatory violation.

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Final Settings Rule

Requirement for Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Services to be provided in integrated, community settings by 2024.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA requires transition planning for students receiving special education services to prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

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