Originally published 4/2006
This is the first in an annual series of snapshot reports on the employment of people with disabilities in Massachusetts developed by the Medicaid Infrastructure and Comprehensive Employment Opportunities grant. It is intended to provide people with disabilities, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other interested parties an overview of the status and trends in employment of people with disabilities.
The report includes information on the employment of people with disabilities overall in Massachusetts as well as data on particular populations of people with disabilities: MassHealth (Medicaid) members and people receiving disability services from the Department of Mental Retardation, the Department of Mental Health, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, or the Commission for the Blind. Data are also provided on services to people with disabilities through One-Stop Career Centers, which constitute the workforce development system for the general population.
The snapshot is intended to provide an overall view of the "state of the state" and should not be used for comparison across agencies. Since every agency has a distinct population, mission, budget, and data collection mechanism, employment placement rates are not directly comparable.
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