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State Employment Practices: Funding for Employment Services

Describes systems for funding employment services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in five states: Tennessee, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Florida, and North Carolina.  Topics include system priorities, goals and historical contexts, service definitions and rate structures, sources and parameters of

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Funding mechanisms

Trends in Postsecondary Education: Participation Within the Vocational Rehabilitation System

This article examines participation in postsecondary education of youth with disabilities receiving services from a vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency.   Although participation in postsecondary education has increased for the general public, the trend line has been flat for people receiving VR

Posted in Cross agency funding, Interagency collaboration and partnership, National level resources, Post-secondary Education, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance, Transition planning in schools

Jobs by 21 Partnership Project: Impact of Cross-System Collaboration on Employment Outcomes of Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities

In 2007 the Washington state legislature developed the Jobs by 21 Partnership Project to identify and demonstrate best practices in sustainable partnerships among Washington’s school and adult service systems in increasing employment of young adults with developmental disabilities.  Evaluation shows

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

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

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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White Paper: Coordination and Management of Services and Supports for Individuals with Disabilities from Secondary to Postsecondary Education and Employment

Provides a conceptual model for interagency collaboration supporting a self-determined transition of students with disabilities from secondary to post-secondary education and employment. Citation: Whelley, T., Hart, D., et al. (2004). White Paper: Coordination and Management of Services and Supports for

Posted in Cross agency funding, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Blending and Braiding Funds and Resources: The Intermediary as Facilitator

Strategies for states to support local communities in using intermediary organizations to facilitate blending and braiding of funds and resources to encourage inter-agency collaboration to improve educational and employment outcomes for all youth, including those with disabilities. Citation: National Collaborative

Posted in Cross agency funding, Funding mechanisms, Memorandums of Understanding, Service planning and coordination

The Social Security Administration’s Youth Transition Demonstration Projects: Implementation Lessons from the Original Projects

Describes the implementation experiences of seven Youth Transition Demonstration projects for improving education and employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities.  Provides lessons for policymakers and program operators in the design and implementation of employment programs for youth

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Performance measurement and data management, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination

Delaware’s Early Start to Supported Employment Pilot Project

This summary on the Institute for Community Inclusion’s website on Promising Practices by State Agencies describes a collaboration of state vocational rehabilitation, developmental disability, education, higher education and local school districts in developing and administering a pilot program to transition

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Family Involvement, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

State Employment Practices: Funding for Employment Services

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