Kerstin Sjoberg-Witt, director of advocacy for Disability Rights Ohio, said changes proposed by the federal government are a “a good thing. Offering more options is the whole purpose behind the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s important to remember that neither the state nor the county boards should use these rules as an excuse to terminate services.”
Many elements are fusing into a movement to undermine a system that has worked for decades. Championing minimum wage for sheltered workshops instead of piecework? Anyone with any sense can see the businesses offering sheltered workshops contracts for work will dry up so there’s no work for the truly handicapped. The statement that anyone can do it, just in a different way sounds good, but we the parents know how difficult it is for some to tie their shoe laces.