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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

A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities, Blueprint for Governors

This report results from the initiative of Delaware Governor Jack Markell to focus on the roles state government and business can play in improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Preparing youth with disabilities for careers that use their full

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Cooperative Agreement

Agreement between the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Divisions of the Delaware Departments of Health and Social Services and of Labor to expand employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including transitioning students.  The agreement covers

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding

Findings from the Learning Community on Service and Vocational Rehabilitation

A report on the findings of a learning community convened by the National Service to Employment Project (NextSTEP) on service-vocational rehabilitation collaboration on behalf of pathways to employment and postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.  Includes advantages, barriers, brief descriptions

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Services and service innovations

Promising Practices by State Agencies: Collaboration

Website contains descriptive summaries of state practices that encourage formal and informal interagency relationships to more holistically support individuals with ID/DD in employment.   Summaries include descriptions of collaborative programs, the contexts in which they were developed, how they have been

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Service planning and coordination

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

Delaware’s Early Start to Supported Employment Pilot Project

This summary on the Institute for Community Inclusion’s website on Promising Practices by State Agencies describes a collaboration of state vocational rehabilitation, developmental disability, education, higher education and local school districts in developing and administering a pilot program to transition

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Family Involvement, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools
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