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Re: Senate Bill 316, Section 3323.011 New Secondary Transition Requirements

This memorandum describes Ohio state legislation regulating the transition activities of public schools on behalf of students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Citation Zake, Sue, Director of Office for Exceptional Children (2012). Re: Senate Bill 316, Section 3323.011 New Secondary Transition

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Employment First Florida

Web page describes Florida’s Employment First policy and implementation efforts. Link to resource

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An Act relating to labor creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies andfunding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Oklahoma Employment First bill Citation An Act relating to labor creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms;

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Transition from School to Work

This powerpoint describes the King County, WA, School to Work program that transitions students with I/DD from high school to integrated employment.  The powerpoint includes a history of the employment movement in WA in the context of national policy development. 

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A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood

This report draws on research to identify and address barriers to coordinated approaches to transitioning youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities from high school to work or post-secondary education, from family home to community living, and from pediatric to adult

Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies, Transition planning in schools

Road to Reform

This report describes New York State’s reform initiative to achieve a system-wide transformation in its treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Goals include achieving more person-centered service planning and improving personal and system-wide outcomes, with individuals living in the most

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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

The Eight-Word Mission Statement

This blog post, directed towards nonprofit organizations, suggests that creating clear and concise eight-word mission statements improve the organization’s goal-setting, focus, and evaluation of progress. Citation: Starr, K. (2012, Sept. 12). The Eight-Word Mission Statement. Retrieved from http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/the_eight_word_mission_statement Link to

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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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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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