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 factors that led to high performance in Washington state, including: (1) a coherent values base, (2) clear focus on employment outcomes at the county level, (3) flexible, outcomes-oriented funding, (4) consistent investment in training and technical assistance, and (5) a strong network of leaders.
Winsor, J. E., Hall, A. C., et al. (2006). Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in Washington State. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.