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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

Pushing the Employment Agenda: Case Study Research of High Performing States in Integrated Employment

This article summarizes the methods and findings of a study examining organizational factors leading to high state performance in achieving integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Strategies such as flexibility, communicating values through data, rewards, funding incentives,

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Leadership, Performance measurement and data management, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies, Training and technical assistance

Employment Data Systems: New Hampshire’s Bureau of Developmental Services

Describes the development of the New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services employment data collection system.  Essay describes design of the data system, the data elements that are collected, who data is collected on, the frequency of data collection, the degree

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Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a high performer in the 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.  The report describes the

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Youth Empowerment Services

This a three-year initiative to provide youth 16 to 22 with and without disabilities with intensive training in leadership, self-advocacy and futures planning.  Families participate in training as well.  The project provides participating youth and families with follow-up support in

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Posted in Family Involvement, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Youth development and leadership

Family Centered Transition Project

This is a two-year collaboration among the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine and public high schools in New Hampshire and Maine to provide transition services

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Project Renew

Project Renew is a structured facilitated planning and support process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges that involves the collaboration of schools, community mental health centers, community-based providers and the University of New Hampshire project staff. Citation: Institute on

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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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Promising Practices by State Agencies: Training and Technical Assistance

This website includes summaries of formal training programs supported by state agencies to help increase the use of innovative techniques for supporting the employment of individuals with ID/DD.  Summaries include descriptive information on training and technical assistance programs, contexts of

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Professional development for support staff, Training and technical assistance

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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