Jim Chiolino Assistant Administrator Director, Labor Standards Bureau from the Department of Workforce Development gave a presentation on Volunteers/Interns and Wage & Hours laws at the meeting.

His powerpoint presentation is below for you to download.

Volunteers/Interns and Wage & Hours laws 

Internship Programs under the Fair Labor Law Act Fact Sheet


If you are going to be a sponsors or purchase an ad for the 2017 RFW Conference the deadline is March 27, 2017  info can be found here.

Sponsors and Ads for 2017 RFW Conference


Early Bird registration discount ends March 31th to attended the conference. We also offer a one conference option.  Information can be found here.

2017 RFW Conference




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Day for Choice March 2
Our 2017 Day for Choice is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at the State Capitol in Madison.

We've reserved the North Hearing Room in the Capitol Building for our use throughout the day. Please stop by the North Hearing Room when you arrive at the Capitol.

It is imperative that we have a strong showing as we meet with legislators to discuss the importance of personal choice and informed decision making. Please set aside the day to come to Madison with one or more of the people with whom you work.

It has been a busy few weeks at ACCSES.  We have enjoyed having an opportunity to spend time with many of our members and soon-to-become-members at their autumn conferences and retreats.  Last week, Kate McSweeny presented at the Ability Network Delaware annual conference, where she spoke on a variety of issues including the recently announced DOJ Integration Mandate and the meaning of community.  The previous week, Terry Farmer and Kate McSweeny visited with the leaders of Misericordia in Chicago, toured the impressive campus, and had a terrific lunch on the grounds at Greenhouse Inn Restaurant,  Later that day, Kate took a bus to Madison, Wisconsin to meet up with Rehabilitation for Wisconsin CEO, Linc Burr.  Together, they visited CRPs in Wisconsin, ending the day attending and addressing an A-Team meeting with new ACCSES member, Opportunities, Inc.


Myths vs Reality

For years, activists, legislators, government agencies, and other organizations have been telling one side of the sheltered workshop story. Take a moment today to learn the truth about the myths that surround sheltered workshops and the people who choose to work there.

Click on the link below.

Dignity Has a Voice Myth vs Truth