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Budget Summary FY2015

Outside Section 234
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014




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Sheltered Workshops Study

SECTION 234.   The department of developmental services shall submit a report by August 31, 2014 to the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding the implementation of the Employment First Initiative. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of participants in sheltered workshop programs per provider and the full-time or part-time status of the participants; (ii) the total number of staff at sheltered workshops per provider, their job descriptions and the full-time or part-time status of the staff members; (iii) the total number of participants and staff in community-based day support programs, group-supported employment programs and individual-supported employment programs; and (iv) the total number of vehicles for transportation per provider for sheltered workshops and community-based day support programs.

The department shall issue a second report by July 31, 2015 and each subsequent year by July 31 to the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the house and senate committees on ways and means for the purpose of monitoring any transition from sheltered workshops to programs under the Employment First Initiative. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (A) the total number of participants in sheltered workshop, community-based day support, group-supported employment programs and individual-supported employment programs and the full-time or part-time status of the participants; (B) the total number of participants who have transitioned from sheltered workshop programs and the new programs that are currently serving the participants; (iii) the total number of participants in new job placements within the previous fiscal year; (iv) the total number of staff at sheltered workshops, community-based day support programs, group-supported employment programs and individual-supported employment programs; and (v) the development of performance measurement tools to collect data and assess the success of community-based day support programs, including direct input from participants of the programs and their families.