DRA’s yearlong effort to monitor all of the sheltered workshops in the state culminated in a recently issued a report about the status of sheltered workshops in Arkansas.  With major efforts being made, particularly through federal legislation known as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), for individuals with disabilities to have opportunities to work in competitive, integrated settings, it is important to understand  the sheltered workshop system in Arkansas.  We hope you will take some time to read this report, and consider what steps we can take in Arkansas to advance the integration of people with disabilities into our workforce.

Sheltered Workshops in Arkansas: Moving from Segregated Work to Integrated Employment