Over the past year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has increased its scrutiny of the manner in which states fund and provide access to community based employment. This effort grows out of the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) "integration mandate," as recognized by the historic Olmstead decision, which requires states to administer programs in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of individuals with disabilities. The DOJ's actions are currently focused on two states, examining what they are doing to ensure access to community-based employment options and avoid relying solely on facility-based employment options.
Traycee Lane is INARF's newest staff member, bringing 6 years of experience in membership management, scientific rese arch, and education to the INARF team. She was previously employed with Sigma Theta Tau International where she worked in event coordination and library services.
As the Operations Support Coordinator, Traycee performs a variety of functions for INARF and the State Use Program including product development, event management, membership operations, and accounts receivable. She enjoys the positive atmosphere at INARF and is excited to be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.
Traycee has a variety of interests ranging from gardening to playing the piano. An avid volunteer, she spends her free time at Second Helpings and the Zionsville Farmers Market.
How do you follow up on a record-breaking year of PAC fundraising? You have another one!
Last year, the 20 in '12 Campaign raised a total of $19,870 - the most ever raised by the INARF PAC. With a critical election season ahead, 167 individuals and 6 corporate contributors made the commitment to support the INARF PAC, knowing that their contributions would be used to expand INARF's influence with key lawmakers. With the support of these dedicated and determined contributors, the PAC reached 6 statewide candidates, 3 caucuses, and 43 General Assembly members and candidates in 2012.