DataNote 78 explores the employment outcomes of youth with intellectual disabilities of Hispanic ethnicity compared to non-Hispanics.
BRINGING EMPLOYMENT FIRST TO SCALE: Assisting Job Seekers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Employment Consultants
The literature about effective support practices for assisting job seekers with disabilities is extensive. However, employment consultants do not always implement these practices consistently. This suggests that there is a need for articulating these practices into a clearer, more easily communicated support guide. To meet this need, this brief provides a checklist of support activities, organized around five key elements:
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.
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Leveraging smartphone technology, ES-Coach is designed to help teams of employment consultants and their managers to visualize employment supports, reflect, set goals, and take action for quality improvement. Sign up or find out more at www.ES-Coach.org
Supporting employment consultants in their work with job seekers
This Spotlight on Research shows that on average, employment consultants invest most of their work hours (44%, 3.5 hours/day) in either administrative activities or non-employment related activities, compared to only about 30% (2.4 hours/day) in supports that lead to hiring of job seekers with disabilities.
Summary of Statedata: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes Through 2018
This data note summarizes the findings from the National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes Through 2018. Overall, the findings suggest that across data sources, people with IDD experience greater levels of unemployment, underemployment, low wages, and poverty compared to those without disabilities.
Using data-enabled performance feedback and guidance to assist employment consultants in their work with job seekers: An experimental study
The success of job seekers with disabilities in achieving their employment goals depends in large part on the quality of employment supports that they receive from employment consultants. This article describes a study testing the effectiveness of data-enabled performance feedback to assist employment consultants in implementing standards of effective employment supports.
Employment and Economic Outcomes by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender for Individuals With and Without Disabilities, 2017
This report describes the employment and economic outcomes for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities in 2017. Results are summarized for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These data are divided according to race, ethnicity, and gender and are drawn from the American Community Survey, the Rehabilitation Services Administration 911, and the National Core Indicators.
Data Note: Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
This DataNote explores the effects of a WIOA provision on people with intellectual disabilities (ID) who exited the VR program during program year 2018 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019).
A Comprehensive Model of Employment Support
This brief describes a model of employment supports centered around achieving quality job matches based on 5 key elements: building trust, getting to know job seekers, support planning, finding jobs, and support after hire.