Little is known about the factors that shape the employment-related decisions of individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD). This article presents findings from qualitative interviews with individuals with ID/DD, their family members and employment-support professionals from four Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) throughout Massachusetts. Recognizing the value of participatory action research, this study also included a co-researcher with ID/DD who participated in all facets of the research process.
Most of us don't just want a job. We want a fulfilling career. This is also true for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Explore the links below to learn how professionals and agencies are supporting people with IDD to build robust careers.