Leslie Winkler, 33, of Independence, recently took a break from repackaging plastic sprayers to chat with her mother, Barbara Winkler of Lee’s Summit, at JobOne, a sheltered workshop for adults with disabilities in Independence. New federal rules seek to integrate people with disabilities into competitive jobs that pay at least the minimum wage, a move that could force sheltered workshops such as JobOne’s to close. Barbara Winkler says the intention of the new rules might be good, but the effect is not positive.
Leslie Winkler, 33, of Independence, recently took a break from repackaging plastic sprayers to chat with her mother, Barbara Winkler of Lee’s Summit, at JobOne, a sheltered workshop for adults with disabilities in Independence. New federal rules seek to integrate people with disabilities into competitive jobs that pay at least the minimum wage, a move that could force sheltered workshops such as JobOne’s to close. Barbara Winkler says the intention of the new rules might be good, but the effect is not positive. TAMMY LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star
Leslie Winkler, 33, of Independence, recently took a break from repackaging plastic sprayers to chat with her mother, Barbara Winkler of Lee’s Summit, at JobOne, a sheltered workshop for adults with disabilities in Independence. New federal rules seek to integrate people with disabilities into competitive jobs that pay at least the minimum wage, a move that could force sheltered workshops such as JobOne’s to close. Barbara Winkler says the intention of the new rules might be good, but the effect is not positive. TAMMY LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star

New federal rules could close sheltered workshops for people with disabilities

August 25, 2014 8:19 PM