New Blue Book is here
StateData: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes
Access the latest information about employment and economic self-sufficiency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Both national and state-level statistics are included.Download the PDF here*
Download the report narrative, no tables (Accessible PDF)
A presentation to the Administration for Community Living
Despite a well-established literature documenting promising and effective practice, consistent implementation of supports and strategies that lead to high quality employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) remains a challenge...
Existing research suggests the importance of a holistic approach that builds expectations, investments, and strategies around integrated employment-- defined as full or part-time work at the prevailing wage, and at least minimum wage, with wages and benefits similar to those without disabilities performing the same work, and fully integrated with co-workers without disabilities. This presentation shares preliminary findings from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
Defining the Employment Research Agenda
Community Life Engagement Flyer
This one-page, accessible flyer provides a plain language overview of the definition of Community Life Engagement, and the four most important things to consider.
Are you a parent of a student with an intellectual and/or developmental disabilities between the ages of 14-24? Are you interested in how Facebook Messenger might be used as a tool to coach families on planning for employment? Please check out this information on our ongoing study on family involvement in employment.
State of the Science updates
- Engaging Families Accessible Version
- Organizational capacity (focusing on community employment providers)
- Policies of states that are good at helping people with IDD find jobs
Recent listening sessions
Check out the power point slides from our listening sessions at recent conference sessions