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Review of Employment Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Review of the State-of-the-Field from 1996-2011

This report provides an (1) an overview of the history and federal legislation relevant to delivery of employment services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and (2) a review of the empirical literature on these services.  The review of

Posted in Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

Employment Funding for Intellectual/Developmental Disability Systems

Funding is a central tool for improving the quality and range of employment service options. While outcome-based funding models are more common in the Vocational Rehabilitation system, there is a need for funding structures in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Memorandums of Understanding, Research and evaluation reports, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

Pushing the Employment Agenda: Case Study Research of High Performing States in Integrated Employment

This article summarizes the methods and findings of a study examining organizational factors leading to high state performance in achieving integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Strategies such as flexibility, communicating values through data, rewards, funding incentives,

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Leadership, Performance measurement and data management, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies, Training and technical assistance

Employment Data Systems: Washington State’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

Describes the employment data systems of Washington State in which data on employment outcomes is incorporated into billing and reporting data.   Essay describes the design of the data system, the data elements that are collected, who data is collected on,

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Employment Data Systems: Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Describes the Florida Supported Employment Tracking System developed to monitor progress towards reaching employment goals for people with ID/DD.  Essay describes system goals, the design of the data system, the data elements that are collected, the degree to which the

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Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a high performer in the integrated employment of people with ID/DD.  This case study was written to provide a practical resource for states trying to increase the integrated employment of people with ID/DD.  The report describes the

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Innovations in Employment Supports: Colorado’s State Division of Developmental Services

This report identifies factors that led to Colorado’s success in helping people with ID/DD achieve integrated employment, followed by changes that led to a decline, and initiatives subsequently put into place to improve attainment of integrated employment for this population. 

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Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in Washington State

Washington State is recognized as a high performer in integrated employment of people with ID/DD.  This case study was written to provide a practical resource for states trying to increase the integrated employment of people with ID/DD.  It details five

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Colorado’s Ad Hoc Committee on Employment and Community Participation

Describes 2004 collaborative initiative in Colorado to promote the integrated employment of people with disabilities.  Participants included representatives from the Colorado Division for Developmental Disabilities administration, the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, nonprofit organizations responsible for authorizing services, advocacy groups,

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Data Systems and Decision-Making: State ID/DD Agencies and Their Employment Data Collection Systems

Research has found that high performing states in integrated employment generally have a clear and visible data collection system that includes individual outcome data.  This essay offers a qualitative, in-depth look into how employment data is collected and used throughout

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