Cady Landa

Cady Landa has expertise in empirical research; teaching, technical assistance, and coaching; nonprofit management; and public policy and program implementation and management. She has worked for state and local governments, local education agencies, and nonprofit agencies. Areas of expertise include safety net programs, education, Medicaid, intellectual and developmental disabilities, parenting, youth development, mental health, and public finance. Cady prefers participatory and collaborative methods and focuses on equitable, universal access to public services across difference, overcoming stereotypes, and overcoming exclusion. Her research addresses immigrants' and their children's access to public services.

PhD and MA, Social Policy, Brandeis University Heller School of Social Policy and Management / MPP, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government / BA, History and English Literature, Cornell University

Our Stories - Young Adults, Work, and Personal Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This archived webinar from May, 2020 features the stories of self-advocates employed to conduct research on transition practices. These researchers shared how social distancing and the use of technology have affected their work and other parts of their lives, such as staying in touch with family, friends, and support staff.

Data Note: Exiting Vocational Rehabilitation with Employment, by Race, for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

There is a long-standing pattern of black/white racial disparity in employment in the general U.S. population. This Data Note explores whether this racial employment disparity, that characterizes the general population, is also found in the employment outcomes of people with intellectual disability (ID) who receive services from the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system.

Data Note: Reasons for Exiting VR Services Without Employment

Only 23% of adults with intellectual disabilities work, compared to 73% of people without disabilities ( To bridge this gap, the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program offers valuable services including assessment, job search assistance, and counseling. In FY 2014, over 46,000 adults with intellectual disabilities exited the national VR program. About 38% of them reported an employment outcome.

Partnerships in Employment: Summary of Section 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waivers and Section 1915(i) State Plan Home and Community Based Services

This is a resource document prepared for a Community of Practice (COP) on using Medicaid funds as a resource to support individual integrated employment. The COP is hosted by the Partnerships in Employment Training and Technical Assistance Center for Partnerships in Employment grantees. The goal of the COP will be to provide opportunities to learn about the ways in which 1915(c) Home and Community Based Waivers and 1915(i) State Plan Home and Community Based Services have been used to support integrated employment in federal statue and in states with PIE grants.