Tag Archive: Closing Sheltered Workshops

***Sheltered workshops for the disabled win big reprieve in Massachusetts***

Sheltered workshops for the disabled win big reprieve in Massachusetts July 14, 2014 David Kassel A major effort by advocates of sheltered workshops in Massachusetts to persuade state legislators and the Patrick administration that the workshops provide invaluable skills and activities for their loved ones with intellectual disabilities has paid off. Last week, Governor Patrick signed the Fiscal Year …

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Massachusetts Ends Sheltered Workshops, Sets Promising Model

As part of the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination, one of the issues that we at the NFXF have been concerned about is sheltered workshops and how they keep individuals out of integrated work environments. Massachusetts is taking a progressive approach to the issue that is worth a look. The state says there will be no new …

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New Jersey Saves Sheltered Workshops

The state’s sheltered workshop program will continue after participants and their families rallied the Legislature to keep it in place as an option for adults with disabilities to do meaningful paid jobs in safe and supportive workplaces despite their challenges. Earlier this year, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities announced …

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Irish Times – Concern over closure of sheltered workshops

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Misericordia – Why are places like this being threatened?

Why are places like this being threatened? Misericordia is home to over 600 children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Read more…

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Commentary by Director of Misericordia where David Axelrod’s daughter lives in Chicago

This commentary is by the director of Misericordia where David Axelrod’s (former chief of staff for President Obama) daughter lives in Chicago. Sister Rosemary is talking OUR language! Same issues concerning “institutions” Misericordia Heart of Mercy Center Dear Friends, Most of us are fully aware of the financial crisis that the State of Illinois and …

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Could this happen in Delaware?

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Closing Sheltered Workshops in Vermont

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Only 35 of 1,000 sacked Remploy workers have found new jobs

The downside of closing England’s sheltered workshops. Read more…

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