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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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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 www.insidernj.com Princeton, NJ…

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Caregivers for those with disabilities are Frontline workers, their pay should reflect that

January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021 | elpasoheraldpost.com The consensus is hospital staff and the vulnerable must be first in line for the vaccine. Persons with disabilities have a 35% greater chance of…

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Murphy administration needs to stop warehousing people with disabilities

January 4, 2021
Crowded together and warehoused in large congregate-care facilities, people with developmental disabilities are placed at even greater risk of dying from COVID-19, says Robert Stack, the founder and CEO of Community Options, Inc, which provides housing and employment supports for thousands of people with disabilities. He says we can’t simply wait for the vaccine to solve this life or death issue.

January 04, 2021 | nj.com The Murphy administration needs to act now to protect the lives of thousands of New Jerseyans largely forgotten during the pandemic. More than 9,000 state…

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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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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