University of Massachusetts Medical School Research and Rehabilitation Training Center on Youth with Mental Health Conditions and Employment
Transitions RRTC Issue Brief, September 2016
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) became law on 7/22/2014, the final regulations governing it published on August 19, 2016. The majority of the relevant areas covered in this brief will focus on the issues related to disability, for which generally VR has specific responsibilities. Nevertheless, the workforce system as a whole has a mandate under this law to be accessible toall people with disabilities, including those with mental health challenges.
This brief was originally funded by the Transitions RTC at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Visit Transtions RTC to download a collection of briefs and other publications that have been developed and reviewed with input from young adults with serious mental health conditions.
Marrone, J. (2016). Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its application to youth and young adults with mental illness. Worcester, MA: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), Transitions Research and Training Center.