The President’s 2012 Budget provides support for people with disabilities in its effort to rebuild our economy by supporting innovation, education and job creation for people with disabilities. Highlights include:
- Increasing Funding for the Education of Children with Disabilities;
- Encouraging Workforce Innovation;
- Supporting Workers with Disabilities to build the capacity of OneStop Career Centers to serve individuals with disabilities;
- Expanding Disability Research;
- Strengthening Independent Living
- Strengthening Anti-Discrimination Enforcement;
- Providing Housing for Persons with Disabilities;
- Helping Families Care for Aging and Relatives with Disabilities;
- Expanding Passenger Rail Options that would provide many citizens with disabilities access to an additional, convenient transportation option; and,
- Increasing the EEOC’s budget by 5% over the 2010 enacted level, to enforce Federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee. This investment will allow EEOC to add additional staff to reduce the agency’s backlog of private-sector discrimination charges.
People with disabilities continue to increase in the workplace, workforce and marketplace. This increase cannot be ignored. Even in tough budget times, the substantial investments that have been made by the Administration to strengthen civil rights enforcement against racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability, religious, and gender discrimination continue in the 2012 Budget.
This information should not be construed as "legal advice" for a particular set of facts or circumstances. It is intended only to be a practical guide for participants familiar with this subject. Users should seek appropriate legal advice tailored to address their specific situation.