Research Report Serving People with Disabilities through the Workforce Investment Act's One-Stop Career Centers
Pamela A. Holcomb, Burt S. Barnow
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This paper examines the extent to which people with disabilities are served through WIA's One-Stop system and its capacity to serve people with disabilities who desire employment assistance. Based on available WIA data, it appears that while people with disabilities are in fact making use of WIA services, such individuals comprise a small proportion (less than 10 percent) of the customers served. The paper discusses both common barriers to access within the One-Stop system as well as promising strategies to improve service delivery to people with disabilities.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net
Tags Disability and long-term care Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disabilities and employment Hunger and food assistance
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population