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Why South Carolina should end wage discrimination against those with disabilities

April 17, 2021
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April 17, 2021 | greenvilleonline.com A joint resolution filed by State Sen. Katrina Shealy last month would undo more than 80 years of wage discrimination against workers with disabilities in South Carolina. It deserves the full support of the entire legislature. If passed, the resolution would prohibit use of Section 14(c) of the ironically titled…

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Why can companies pay those with disabilities less when they do the same work as others?

February 9, 2021
Why can companies pay those with disabilities less when they do the same work as others?

February 09, 2021 | nj.com The Raise the Wage Act, recently introduced to Congress, will spark another debate about raising the national minimum wage. But it also shines a light on wage discrimination against people with disabilities, something New Jersey has failed to address. New Jersey is one of a handful of states that have…

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Community Options is proud to advocate to Federal and state policymakers to increase funding for home and community-based services (HCBS).

February 5, 2021

HCBS funding is critical to improve wages for direct support professionals. We applaud Senator Bob Casey (recipient Community Options’ Betty Pendler Award in 2020) and the 30 other United States Senators that called on President Joe Biden to make significant investments into HCBS. View the HCBS letter here. February 5, 2021 The Honorable Joseph R.…

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Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options

January 19, 2021
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January 19, 2021 | insidernj.com Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options Princeton, NJ – January 19, 2021 – Following reports that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will seek to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour for all workers, including workers…

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Non-profit urges state to pull residents who are disabled out of long-term care centers

December 16, 2020
Non-profit urges state to pull residents who are disabled out of long-term care centers

December 16 2020 | newjerseyglobe.com A Princeton-based non-profit urged Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson to pull more than 9,000 state residents with disabilities out of New Jersey’s long-term care centers. “We urge the state of New Jersey to take immediate action on these guidelines,” Community Options CEO Robert Stack said in a letter to Johnson.…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in TX

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to TX.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Cecile Erwin YoungExecutive CommissionerTexas Health and Human ServicesBrown-Heatly Building4900 Lamar BoulevardP.O. Box 13427Austin, TX 78751-2316 Dear Commissioner Young, Thank you for your leadership during these difficult times as Texas and America work to defeat the current pandemic. Community Options, Inc. is a non-profit providing individuals with…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in SC

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to SC.pdf December 14, 2020 Mary PooleState DirectorDepartment of Disabilities and Special NeedsS.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs3440 Harden Street ExtensionColumbia, SC 29203 Dear Director Poole, As you are aware, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 66-page toolkit to encourage and help states rebalance long-term care offerings…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in PA

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to PA.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Teresa MillerSecretaryPennsylvania Department of Human Services625 Forster StHarrisburg, PA 17120 Dear Secretary Miller, As you are aware, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 66-page toolkit to encourage and help states rebalance long-term care offerings for people with disabilities to favor home and…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in NY

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to NY.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Dr. Theodore KastnerCommissionerOffice of People with Developmental Disabilities44 Holland Ave.Albany, NY 12229 Dear Commissioner Kastner, As you are aware, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 66-page toolkit to encourage and help states rebalance long-term care offerings for people with disabilities to favor…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in NJ

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to NJ.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Carole JohnsonCommissionerNew Jersey Department of Human Services222 South Warren Street Trenton, NJ 08625 Dear Commissioner Johnson, As you are aware, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 66-page toolkit to encourage and help states rebalance long-term care offerings for people with disabilities to…

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