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 data collection, (2) strong agency leadership, (3) interagency collaboration, (4) ongoing training and outreach, (5) communication through relationships, (6) local control, and (7) flexibility and respect for innovation.


Hall, A. C., Butterworth, J., et al. (2003). High-Performing States in Integrated Employment. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.

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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
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