Policy administrators
Practitioners

People who work in or manage agencies that provide employment supports


Check out the new agency change toolkit!

Check Out the New Agency Change Toolkit!

Designed for providers, this toolkit reviews ten important elements in organizational transformation away from sheltered employment and towards integrated employment for individuals with IDD. It contains resources and tools to facilitate organizational transformation for each of the ten elements.

Individuals/families

People with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their family members


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Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Autism

This toolkit supports non-employment professionals to work with families and individuals to pursue employment.

New Products

Older Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients Work Less Frequently Than Their Younger Counterparts, But Use Work Incentive 1619(B) at Higher Rates

DataNote 77 examines Social Security Administration data that shows that younger SSI recipients were three times more likely to be working than older SSI recipients. However, younger recipients participated in work incentives at a lower rate compared to older SSI recipients.

DataNote: Comparing Employment and Poverty Rates of People with and without a Cognitive Disability

This DataNote shares census data from the American Community Survey (ACS) that demonstrates 5-year trends in employment rates and poverty rates for working-age individuals. It compares these rates between individuals without any disabilities to individuals with a cognitive disability.

DateNote: The Percentage of People Who Apply to Vocational Rehabilitation and Then Progress to Services Varies Greatly Across States

Progressing to receiving services after applying to vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a key step toward employment. In fiscal year 2020, a total of 33,144 job seekers with intellectual disabilities received VR services across the 50 states and DC. However, the percentage of people who progress to VR services varies greatly across states. This data note explores these differences.

Moving Forward after COVID-19: Implications for Ongoing Use of Remote and Virtual Supports in Promoting and Supporting Integrated Employment

This brief describes the findings from a survey developed and implemented by the Association of Persons Supporting Employment (APSE) on how employment and day service providers used remote and virtual supports. Findings from the survey and a set of considerations to improve employment services, policies, and practices based on lessons learned are offered.