PIE project work is framed by the High-Performing States Transition Model, which contains 8 key elements: collaboration, leadership, state goals and policy, funding and contracting, staff training, service innovation, performance management and quality assurance, and youth leadership development and family engagement. This document is one in a series of PIE Project Fact Sheets that chronicle how PIE grantee states are making change under the elements of the High-Performing States Transition Model.
The Partnerships in Employment project was completed in 2016, and remains a useful archive of national transition systems change efforts. The project's purpose was to identify, develop, and promote policies and practices to improve transition, post-secondary, and competitive employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Eight states -- Alaska, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, and Wisconsin -- were involved in this initiative. They worked closely with state education, vocational rehabilitation, and developmental disabilities agencies; individuals with IDD; families; educators; and service providers to effect change within and across state systems.
The Institute for Community Inclusion and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services partnered to run the Technical Assistance Center for the Project.