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Employment First Florida

Web page describes Florida’s Employment First policy and implementation efforts. Link to resource

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Strategic goals and operating policies

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

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

Lessons Learned from Project Impact: Community Service During the Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities

This report describes Project Impact, a service project transition strategy for students with disabilities jointly administered by Florida Americorps and the National Service to Employment Project. Citation: National Service to Employment Project. Lessons Learned from Project Impact:  Community Service During

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

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

Employment Data Systems: Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Describes the Florida Supported Employment Tracking System developed to monitor progress towards reaching employment goals for people with ID/DD.  Essay describes system goals, the design of the data system, the data elements that are collected, the degree to which the

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Performance measurement and data management, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

Data Systems for Day and Employment Outcomes: Case Studies Across States

Research has found that high performing states in integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) have a clear and visible data collection system that includes individual outcome data.  This website provides case studies of the data collection

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Data Systems and Decision-Making: State ID/DD Agencies and Their Employment Data Collection Systems

Research has found that high performing states in integrated employment generally have a clear and visible data collection system that includes individual outcome data.  This essay offers a qualitative, in-depth look into how employment data is collected and used throughout

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Performance measurement and data management, Research and evaluation reports, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies
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