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Shepard, John – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2019
Data show that people with disabilities are consistently less likely to be working than their non-disabled counterparts. In this Data Note, the employment rate for working-age people is compared across disability types, as well as those without disabilities. While employment rates across disability subpopulation groups vary, all disability groups…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment Patterns, Daily Living Skills, Hearing Impairments
Kennedy-Lizotte, Rie; Sass, Adam; Zlockie, Jeanine – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2018
To meet current federal regulations and provide the opportunity for individuals to receive services in the least restrictive environments, states are focusing on providing day habilitation services in inclusive community environments, rather than traditional congregate facility-based programs. The two main services of day habilitation focus on…
Descriptors: Day Programs, Community Programs, Rehabilitation, Disabilities
Brent, Barbara; Kennedy-Lizotte, Rie; Fay, Mary Lee – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2018
Case managers, often called support coordinators, are pivotal in the service system supporting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to have meaningful lives in the community, which includes access to community integrated employment. Support coordinators balance this priority, along with ensuring individual…
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Caseworkers, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
Shepard, John; Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla; Zalewska, Agnieszka – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2018
The Learning Academy (TLA) at the University of South Florida is a 30-week transition program for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between the ages of 18 and 25. The program provides services, supports, and experiential opportunities, with the aim of enhancing skills that will prepare students to succeed in the workplace and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Late Adolescents
Bose, Jennifer; Winsor, Jean E.; Timmons, Jaimie – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2018
This brief is the third in a series focusing on Employment First implementation as it relates to one of the seven elements within the High-Performing States in Integrated Employment model. It examines the background of circumstances under which Employment First efforts began in seven states, and introduces each state's values, mission, and goals…
Descriptors: State Policy, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Disabilities
Kamau, Esther; Timmons, Jaimie – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2018
Competitive integrated employment is defined within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, 2014) as full-time or part-time work at minimum wage or higher, with wages and benefits similar to those without disabilities performing the same work, and fully integrated with coworkers without disabilities. The Act requires that states ensure…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Disability Discrimination
Kramer, John; Bose, Jennifer; Shepard, John – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2017
Families can be the most influential factor in successful employment and life planning for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), often leading them on the path to employment by serving as role models for work ethic and behavior. Yet families often lack the knowledge to move employment from an abstract belief to a real job.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Family Programs, Family Involvement
Landa, Cady – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2017
This self-assessment tool was developed for those who wish to embark on state-wide governmental systems change to improve high school transition and employment outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Its purpose is to aid in the development of a work plan that is based on a review of the state…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Youth, Young Adults, Intellectual Disability
Migliore, Alberto; Winsor, Jean; Narby, Caro – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2016
In this Data Note, the authors look at the average number of young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) who between 2010 and 2014 exited vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. To account for the different population sizes of the states, the authors divided these average numbers by the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Young Adults, Vocational Rehabilitation, Participation
Shepard, John; Smith, Frank A. – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2016
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies assist individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) who are seeking gainful employment through evaluating their needs and then creating individualized plans for employment (IPEs) around those needs. Depending on the evaluation, one service that might be included within an IPE is postsecondary education…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Intellectual Disability, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education
Domin, Daria; Butterworth, John – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2016
This brief is based on the 2014-2015 National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This brief presents findings on people with all disabilities and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who receive employment and non-work services…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Supported Employment, Rehabilitation
Institute for Community Inclusion, 2015
What our new center is about: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can work and want to work--yet the majority don't have jobs. State and national policies exist to increase employment, but systems have not aligned to make integrated employment a priority. To meet this need, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Inclusion, Vocational Education
Institute for Community Inclusion, 2015
Federal and state policy shifts have opened the doors to meaningful community employment for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Progress is apparent across the country: creative outcomes for individuals with significant support needs through customized jobs and self-employment, innovative practices at the provider…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Organizational Change, Intellectual Disability
Winsor, Jean E.; Domin, Daria – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2014
Beginning in FY2013, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities requested that each Project of National Significance include the five primary territories of the United States in data collection and analysis efforts. The five territories included in this analysis are American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Intellectual Disability, Geographic Regions, Outcomes of Treatment
Migliore, Alberto; Winsor, Jean – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2014
To learn about whether young adults with intellectual disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program are getting work experience, the authors of this Data Note examined the age at application of people with intellectual disabilities who exited the VR program in 2012. Findings show the largest age group at application was people who…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Participation, Vocational Rehabilitation
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