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An Act relating to labor creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies andfunding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Oklahoma Employment First bill Citation An Act relating to labor creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms;

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Posted in 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

Memorandum of Agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Developmental Disabilities Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services  (DRS) and the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) of Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services to establish a jointly administered statewide system of vocational and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Includes

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding

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

Funding and Service Contracting

Website contains descriptive summaries of state or county level innovative and/or effective funding mechanisms, including development of rates, use of blended or braided funding, or use of funding incentives for providers who are successful in helping people with ID/DD find

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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

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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