This article describes and evaluates a program designed to provide training to adults with disabilities, their families, and support staff to increase expectations for competitive employment and knowledge of employment services supports and resources. The program was collaboratively developed by the University of Kansas, the Kansas state Medicaid agency, and a parent training and information center. Participants had a wide range of disabilities with the majority having autism or intellectual disability. An additional module was developed for young adults.
Francis, G., et al. (2013). “Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Family Employment Awareness Training in Kansas: A Pilot Study.” Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 38(1): 44-57.