Welcome to the New England TACE Center (Region 1) Website.
As of December 31, 2014, funding for the New England Technical Assistance & Continuing Education (TACE) Center ends.
The TACE Center (a partnership of the Institute for Community Inclusion/UMass Boston and Assumption College) was funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) from 2008-2014.
At this time, this web site remains active in order to allow you to access materials and resources associated with the TACE center.
Please note that no improvements, updates or enhancements will be made to this site after December 31, 2014.
Employment First Resource List
Over the past decade, the concept of Employment First--the idea that employment in integrated settings within the community should be the priority service option--has emerged in the disability field. The result has been ongoing development of a multitude of documents pertaining to Employment First, including state legislation, policies, reports, articles, etc. The attached list, developed by the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN), is an attempt to provide a comprehensive listing of these documents, as a resource to policymakers, advocates, and others. A primary emphasis with this list has been to identify legislation, regulations, and policy directives implementing Employment First policies. The list also lists a variety of Employment First related reports from individual states, developed by official state workgroups and grassroots initiatives consisting of coalitions of stakeholders working to affect change. In addition, a variety of documents that provide a national perspective have been included.
ICI Institute Brief: WIA is Now WIOA: What the New Bill Means For People with Disabilities
Download the WIOA Brief (PDF)
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress has reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020. Commenting on the bill’s passage, President Obama stated that the bill "will help workers, including workers with disabilities, access employment, education, job- driven training, and support services that give them the chance to advance their careers and secure the good jobs of the future."