Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794, is a federal law that protects students with disabilities that interfere with their ability to learn or access school programs from discrimination by schools receiving Federal financial assistance. Under Section 503 students are entitled to receive a free and appropriate education comparable to students without disabilities. A Section 504 Plan can be used to get reasonable accommodations for an individual with a disability that falls outside of the 13 disability categories required under IDEA, or who does not need special education and related services. A 504 plan outlines how the individual’s specific needs will be met through accommodations, modifications and other services.
A classroom activity which provides youth or adults who have had little or no employment experience with a set of work habits and skills which are prerequisite for participation in the workforce. Training may include survival/daily living skills, positive work habits, attitudes and behavior, developing motivation and adaptability, learning coping and problem-solving skills and acquiring an improved self-image.
Means one that is “independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation”. For purposes of WIOA, USDOL and USDOE have adopted the use of the Small Business Administration definition as outlined in the publication, “Table of Small Business Size Standards Matched to North American Industry Classification System Codes.”
Social Security Disability Insurance is a payroll tax-funded federal program that provides income supplements to individuals that are physically restricted in their ability to be employed because of a notable disability (physical disability). The individual must have worked in recent years and paid FICA payroll taxes for a certain period of time to be eligible for SSDI.
A Social Security Number is the 9-digit identification number assigned to an individual by the Social Security Administration under the Social Security Act.
1. LWIBs may designate a specialized center to meet the needs of a specific population, such as youth, veterans, or individuals with disabilities; key industry sectors or clusters (20 CFR 678.320, 34 CFR 361.320, and 34 CFR 463.320); or a specific group of dislocated workers affected by a regional lay-off.
2. Specialized centers need not provide access to every required partner, but should be knowledgeable about, and prepared to make referrals to, partners in the comprehensive or affiliate one-stop centers.
3. As described in the "Affiliate Centers" section above, Wagner-Peyser employment services cannot stand alone in a specialized center and must include other programs besides Wagner-Peyser Act employment services, local veterans' employment representatives, disabled veterans' outreach program specialists, and unemployment compensation.
4. Specialized centers must connect, physically or technologically, to a comprehensive center and any appropriate affiliate centers (20 CFR 678.320).
5. Partner services provided through specialized one-stop centers must be determined by partner negotiations at the local level and incorporated into the MOU.
An individual who is or has been subject to any stage of the criminal justice system or process and has been recorded as such. In other words, they are “in the system”.
Supplemental Security Income is an income benefit program for disabled individuals under the age of 65 who are unable to engage in any Substantial Gainful Activity. It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people who have little or no income. It also provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Eligibility for the program is based on financial need established by income and asset requirements.
Means all tangible personal property other than those described in the definition of equipment. A computing device is a supply if the acquisition cost is less than $5,000, regardless of the length of its useful life.