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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

Youth on the Move: A Roadmap for Transition

Website provides information to Massachusetts teachers, counselors, family members and community providers on transitioning students with disabilities from high school.   Includes descriptions of state and federal public policy and information on youth development, secondary and postsecondary education, career development, and

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Choosing Employment: Factors That Impact Employment Decisions for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

This is a qualitative study about factors shaping the employment-related decisions of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  It discusses implications of the findings for system features that would optimize their employment outcomes.  The system elements that emerge as critical

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Posted in Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Training and technical assistance

Employment and Post-Secondary Educational Activities for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders During the Transition to Adulthood

This report describes the post-high school educational and occupational activities of 66 young adults with autism spectrum disorders who had recently exited the secondary school system. Analyses indicated low rates of employment in the community, with the majority of young

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations

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: Performance Measurement, Quality Assurance, and Program Oversight

Website posts summaries of states’ uses of individual and provider level outcome data to assess progress and communicate the importance of employment.  Reports include descriptive information on data systems, the contexts in which they were developed, implementation, impact, replicable elements,

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Performance measurement and data management

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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Posted in Employment outcome data, Performance measurement and data management, Research and evaluation reports, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies
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