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Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This report consists of tables displaying recent annual employment and economic outcomes for young adults with intellectual disability for each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C..  The report features data from three sources:  the American Community Survey (ACS) based

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Posted in Employment outcome data, National level resources, Research and evaluation reports

Improving the Employment Outcomes of Job Seekers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Training and Mentoring Intervention for Employment Consultants

Article reports on a study using random assignment to test the impact of a training curriculum for employment consultants on the employment outcomes of the adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who were later served by them. Training the employment

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, Training and technical assistance

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

Collaboration Strategies to Facilitate Successful Transition of Students with Disabilities in a Changing Higher Education Environment

Describes University of Connecticut strategies for working with students with disabilities transitioning from high school from pre-admission through their college experience for the purpose of accommodation, ensuring nondiscrimination, and assisting in the transition process.  Includes inter-departmental collaboration within the university

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations

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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Posted in Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Memorandums of Understanding, Research and evaluation reports, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

High-Performing States in Integrated Employment

Highlights successful practices of states that have been identified as high performers in integrated employment for people served by ID/DD agencies.  This essay describes the common attributes of these states in the areas of having (1) clearly defined goals and

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Leadership, Performance measurement and data management, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

Transition, Work Experience and Community Participation Services Summary Form

The Connecticut Department of Education and Social Services created this survey to collect baseline data on the types of transition, work experience and community participation services available to students ages 16 – 21 receiving special education services. Citation: Connecticut State

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

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
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