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Elevating Employment Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities

This website, supporting the integrated employment of youth with IDD, was created by Tennessee’s PIE project for various audiences, including  youth with IDD, their families, educators, other direct service professionals, employers, and local public policy analysts and administrators.  It describes

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance

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

Interagency Agreement Among Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Health Care Finance and Administration, Bureau of TennCare, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Human Services, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Tennessee Department of Correction

Interagency agreement among Tennessee state agencies to fulfill all of Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  With reference to transition from secondary education, the agreement describes the interface that should occur among the Tennessee

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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

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

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

Promising Practices by State Agencies: Implementation of Priority Policy Goals

Website contains descriptive summaries of state ID/DD agency regulations, mission or goal statements around employment and activities related to the achievement of those goals.  Summaries include descriptions of goals, contexts that supported their development, organizational features promoting their implementation, impacts

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, 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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