Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Independent Living for CILs (0.75 hours)

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Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About the Training

On Monday, January 26, 2015, ILRU hosted an RSA/ACL webinar for CILs on the changes made as part of the reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Webinar highlighted key changes to the IL program, provided an overview of the regulatory process and explained how stakeholders may provide ongoing input.

Prior to the Webinar, questions regarding these areas were collected. The presenters answered selected questions during the Webinar.

Target Audience

CIL executive directors, program managers, and other staff and board members. A separate training was provided on January 27, 2015, for SILC staff and council members.

Goals & Format of the Webinar

  • Update stakeholders on transition.
  • Review some of the key changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
  • Explain the rulemaking process.
  • Provide information on how to provide ongoing comments and questions throughout the process.
  • Answer questions previously submitted.

About the Presenters

Presenters included:

  • Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living
  • Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Jamie Kendall, Director, Office of Policy Analysis and Development and Acting Director for Independent Living Program, Administration for Community Living
  • Molly Burgdorf, Senior Policy Advisor, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Deborah Cotter, Independent Living Program Specialist, Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • Paula McElwee, TA Coordinator, IL-NET, Independent Living Research Utilization

View the Training (00:43:42)

Transcript and Resources

Other Resources on WIOA Implementation