Alberto Migliore


Alberto Migliore is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion. He joined the ICI in Alberto Migliore joined the Institute for Community Inclusion in 2006 as a post-doc and then research associate. He conducts research about policies and practices that assist job seekers with intellectual disabilities. Specifically, he is interested in practices that employment support professionals use to assist job seekers. Migliore’s work includes descriptive, correlation, and intervention research designs, including secondary data analysis of the American Community Survey, the RSA-911 dataset, and the NLTS2 dataset. In Italy, where he grew up, he helped found a social cooperative where he worked for about ten years involving individuals with intellectual disabilities in community work activities.

Email: alberto.migliore@umb.edu
Phone: 617-287-4306

Strengthening Employment Services for Job Seekers With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Download the brief here. Strengthening the effectiveness of employment services for job seekers with disabilities is key for improving their employment outcomes and their financial self-sufficiency. The purpose of this brief is to examine the quality of employment services available to job seekers with disabilities, and to offer recommendations for improvement. Findings are from a longitudinal study that involved 61 employment 37 employment programs in 17 states.

A Model of Employment Supports for Job Seekers with Intellectual Disabilities

Interviews with 16 employment consultants-triangulated with job seekers, family members, and supervisors-revealed a model of employment supports aligned with the elements described in the literature, although with an added emphasis on (a) building trust as a key element starting from day one; (b) a circular process converging on the job match; (c) and flexible intensity of supports.

Bringing Employment First to Scale: Who are Employment Consultants? Characteristics of the workforce that connects jobseekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities to employment

In 1987, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston began a series of surveys aimed at providing a longitudinal description of the characteristics and service delivery provided by Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs)(Domin & Butterworth, 2012). Despite direct support staff comprising one of the nation’s largest labor market segments, there has been very little research into the wages and stability of that workforce (Bogenschutz, Hewitt, Nord, & Hepperlen, 2014).

Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with IDD, 2004-2011

Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2004 - 2011, shows the trend employment outcomes of young adults 16 to 21 years old and 22 to 30 years in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data are from the American Community Survey, the RSA-911, and the National Core Indicators datasets. The report was funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.