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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

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

Findings from the Learning Community on Service and Vocational Rehabilitation

A report on the findings of a learning community convened by the National Service to Employment Project (NextSTEP) on service-vocational rehabilitation collaboration on behalf of pathways to employment and postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.  Includes advantages, barriers, brief descriptions

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Services and service innovations

Michigan’s Job Development Incentive

Reports on Michigan experiment with outcome-based incentives to improve integrated employment, creating a payment system for job development supports.  Includes information on implementation, impact, suggestions for replication and contact in Michigan. Citation: Timmons, J. C. (2010). Michigan’s Job Development Incentive.

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Posted in Funding mechanisms, Memorandums of Understanding, Service planning and coordination

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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Posted in Funding mechanisms

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
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