2019 LaDDC Conference

Registration is now open for the Council’s biennial conference on Monday, November 18th at the Baton Rouge Marriott: “Navigating the System Across the Lifespan.” This one-day conference will feature:
– Continental breakfast
– A keynote address on creating a meaningful life from author, speaker, parent advocate, and former Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council Chairperson, Katherine Carol.
– Three different topic tracks to follow: Childhood, Adulthood, and/or Supports
– “Lunch and Learn” with a panel of advocates facilitated by keynote speaker Katherine Carol

Click here to register!

Join the ODEP’s Section 14 (c) National Online Dialogue on Employment of People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), through its ePolicyWorks initiative, is hosting the Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue to gather perspectives on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We invite you to share your ideas, individual stories, and personal experiences illustrating the impact of Section 14(c) on the employment of people with disabilities.

Since 1938, Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act has authorized employers to pay wages that are less than the federal minimum wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed, after receiving a special wage certificate from Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The purpose of this National Online Dialogue is to capture perspectives about Section 14(c) based on individual input from those “on the ground,” including a wide range of stakeholders. The information gathered during this important online dialogue will provide the U.S. Department of Labor with an opportunity to better understand the current landscape, as well as the potential future of Section 14(c).

To participate, visit 14cDialogue.IdeaScale.com and register to share your experiences and ideas, and to comment on ideas submitted by others.