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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

A Guide to Preparing Your Child With a Disability for Life Beyond High School, Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families

This guide provides detailed, comprehensive information and encouragement for parents in Minnesota on the process of planning for transition from high school for students with disabilities.  It describes how they as parents can effectively participate in that process.  Of interest,

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Posted in Family Involvement, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

Developing Interagency Agreements: Four Questions to Consider

This brief discusses various possible purposes of interagency collaboration and MOUs, the internal cross-agency and external relationships that undergird them, effective implementation, language, and contents.  It provides a checklist for interagency agreement planning.  It is based on information obtained from

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding

Improving the Employment Outcomes of Job Seekers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Training and Mentoring Intervention for Employment Consultants

Article reports on a study using random assignment to test the impact of a training curriculum for employment consultants on the employment outcomes of the adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who were later served by them. Training the employment

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Professional development for support staff, Research and evaluation reports, Training and technical assistance

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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