The Partnerships in Employment project was completed in 2016, and remains a useful archive of national transition systems change efforts. The project's purpose was to identify, develop, and promote policies and practices to improve transition, post-secondary, and competitive employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Eight states -- Alaska, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, and Wisconsin -- were involved in this initiative. They worked closely with state education, vocational rehabilitation, and developmental disabilities agencies; individuals with IDD; families; educators; and service providers to effect change within and across state systems.
The Institute for Community Inclusion and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services partnered to run the Technical Assistance Center for the Project.