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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

Transition from School to Work

This powerpoint describes the King County, WA, School to Work program that transitions students with I/DD from high school to integrated employment.  The powerpoint includes a history of the employment movement in WA in the context of national policy development. 

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Family Involvement, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Leadership, Memorandums of Understanding, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies, Transition planning in schools

Supporting a Seamless Transition to Adulthood

This powerpoint provides information on the Washington State Jobs by 21 Partnership Project.  Included is a description of inclusive multi-agency transition counsels and employment outcomes.  This powerpoint also contains national employment statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS) by disability

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A School to Work Partnership That Works, Key Elements to Successful Transition

This powerpoint describes a collaborative program in King County, WA that transitions students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from high school to paid supported employment and community lives.  Included are employment outcomes, mission, supporting values, key factors leading to success,

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Employment outcome data, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

County Program Agreement

Agreement between Washington Department of Social and Health Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and King County Developmental Disabilities Division to provide employment services to eligible individuals with disabilities exiting high school.  Payment to the county for contract-specified services is contingent

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding

Jobs by 21 Partnership Project: Impact of Cross-System Collaboration on Employment Outcomes of Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities

In 2007 the Washington state legislature developed the Jobs by 21 Partnership Project to identify and demonstrate best practices in sustainable partnerships among Washington’s school and adult service systems in increasing employment of young adults with developmental disabilities.  Evaluation shows

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Posted in Cross agency funding, Funding mechanisms, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

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: Washington State’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

Describes the employment data systems of Washington State in which data on employment outcomes is incorporated into billing and reporting data.   Essay describes the design of the data system, the data elements that are collected, who data is collected on,

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Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in Washington State

Washington State is recognized as a high performer in 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.  It details five

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Washington: Collaborating with a Community College and a Supported-Employment Agency to Facilitate the Transition from High School to Community Employment

This summary describes a collaboration of a public school district, a community college, and a county DD agency in a program transitioning students with ID/DD from high school to community employment. Citation: Winsor, J. E. Washington: Collaborating with a Community

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