Thirty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities can be still legally be paid below the minimum wage. These workers with disabilities continue to face institutionalized discrimination – a national disgrace that has been codified by law under the ironically titled Fair labor Standards Act. So far only six states have ended or are in the process of phasing out subminimum wage for people with disabilities: New Hampshire, Maryland, Alaska, Texas, Oregon and Nevada.

We support the Biden’s administration’s current efforts to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities, but also urge individual states to follow the example of the states that have sought to address the injustice.

You can read a recent statement by our CEO Robert Stack on this issue here.

View more articles about how Community Options has supported policies to end Subminimum Wage.

People with Disabilities Share Empowering Stories Across Pennsylvania

June 06, 2024 | Press Release.pdf PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Community Options, a leading national non-profit supporting people with disabilities, is proud to share the impact of its employment storytelling program.…

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Support for the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act

April 01, 2024 Timothy Hawk Northwest PA Communnity Options, Inc. had the pleasure of visiting with Rep. Mike Kelly and garnering support for the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act.

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Community Options visits the state capital in Nashville, TN

March 07, 2024 Today we visited our state capital Nashville, TN for Legislative Day on the Hill! We met with three Representatives from the Chattanooga area: Greg Vital, Greg Martin,…

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

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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Community Options to Develop Employment Program in Phoenix for People with Disabilities

December 28, 2022 | Press Release.pdf Phoenix, Arizona — Community Options, Inc., the leading national nonprofit organization supporting 5,000 people with disabilities, will receive a $3 million grant through the…

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Community Options Launches Empowerment Project for People with Disabilities

December 08, 2022 | Press Release.pdf Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — People with disabilities across Pennsylvania will soon be able to share stories of empowerment and successful employment through a project launched…

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Community Options is at the ANCOR Conference this week with disability advocates, providers, and stakeholders.

April 12, 2022 Community Options is at the ANCOR Conference this week with disability advocates, providers, and stakeholders. We had the chance to meet with Richard Davis, Senior Policy Director…

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Community Options Collaborates with CVS Health to Create Employment Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

April 05, 2022 | Press Release.pdf Manhattan, NY – Community Options New York, Inc. has announced a collaboration with CVS Health to develop integrated employment opportunities for youth with disabilities.…

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Why South Carolina should end wage discrimination against those with disabilities

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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