Survival Coalition Comments on Act 178 – Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Joint Plan 2022-2023

Survival Coalition supports the three outcome areas identified and the list of activities identified under each of the outcome areas.  However, Survival urges more specificity to measure progress and advance CIE goals as outlined below. Additionally, the current plan makes no reference to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the employment of people with disabilities, as well as the state provider network’s ability to recover and expand to meet the increased demand to attain CIE goals. We would like to see a specific set of activities targeted to pandemic recovery, including increased investments to support the increased need specifically for expanded job development and coaching.

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