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Alaska

Alaska Integrated Employment Initiative

A consortium of partners consisting of the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and
Special Education (lead entity), the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services
(State I/DD agency), the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department
of Education and Early Development, Disability Law Center of Alaska, and the
Center for Human Development will develop sustainable strategies to increase
the employment of youth and young adults with I/DD. The project intends to
increase the percent of youth and young adults served by DVR from 20% to 25%; 2)
increase hours worked by DVR participants with I/DD from 13 to 20 hours per week
(comparable to other youth with disabilities); and 3) double the number of youth
and young adults with I/DD served by SDS who are employed or self-employed from
139-278.

Website: http://alaskaworksinitiative.org/index.html
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/alaskapie

Contact

Patrick Reinhart, Project Director
Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
P.O Box 240249
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249
907-269-8995
Patrick.Reinhart@alaska.gov

Kristin Vandagriff, Program Coordinator
Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education
3601 C Street, Suite 740
Anchorage, AK 99503
907-269-8999
Kristin.Vandagriff@alaska.gov

Documents

Barriers to Integrated Employment
Alaska Integrated Employment Initiative
Alaskan Employer Perspectives on Hiring Individuals with Disabilities 

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRs-ohEDAFY

 

Topics
Model Elements