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New Jersey young adults should not live in nursing homes

October 19, 2023
New Jersey young adults should not live in nursing homes - northjersey.com

October 19, 2023 | Online article northjersey.com The insightful report from Disability Rights New Jersey confirmed advocates’ suspicions that New Jersey sanctions placing individuals with disabilities into nursing homes against…

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A Chance to Dance

June 28, 2023
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June 28, 2023 | latrobebulletinnews.com online article Community Options presents A Chance to Dance Members of the community will have an opportunity to cut it up on the dance floor…

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Community Options was present in Harrisburg for an advocacy event for direct support professionals

May 3, 2023
Community Options Inc. executive directors, regional directors, and the state director for Pennsylvania gathered on the steps inside the Harrisburg capitol building following the press conference for the advocacy of increased wages for direct support professionals. Several representatives from the state of Pennsylvania, family members, and executives from agencies that employ direct care workers spoke at the press conference on the need of better wages and more qualified staff to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

May 03, 2023 On Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Community Options Inc. was present in Harrisburg for an advocacy event for direct support professionals. We were advocating for Governor Shapiro’s budget…

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Statement on the Introduction of the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act

February 27, 2023

February 27, 2023 | Press Release.pdf Princeton, NJ – Community Options, Inc., a leading national nonprofit organization supporting people with disabilities, released a statement following the re-introduction of the Transformation…

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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…

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Op-Ed: Texas must do more to end Wage Discrimination against People with Disabilities

April 6, 2021
Texas must do more to end Wage Discrimination against People with Disabilities - elpasoheraldpost.com

April 6, 2021 | Online article elpasoheraldpost.com In 2019, Governor Abbot signed legislation banning employers from paying people with disabilities subminimum wages. It’s a well-intended law that puts Texas ahead…

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In a letter to the Biden administration, Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage.

February 22, 2021

In a letter to the Biden administration, Community Options, Inc. CEO Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage to $15. Raising…

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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…

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Your View: It’s time to stop exploiting people with disabilities

February 8, 2021
Your View: It’s time to stop exploiting people with disabilities – The Morning Call

February 08, 2021 | Online article mcall.com For more than 80 years, the ironically titled Fair Labor Standards Act has institutionalized discrimination against people with disabilities in the workforce. The…

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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…

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