Welcome! This site highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities. Through the use of innovative, front-line employment support practices, these individuals are earning money, forming networks, and contributing to their communities. Learn more about these people and the promising practices that led to their success. Here is a definition of Intellectual Disability. Here is a definition of Developmental Disability. Visit this page for stories about promising practices by state agencies and this page for provider promising practices. Scroll down this page for current featured stories, or use the menu at left to browse all stories by category.

Tracey: Community Engagement for a Full and Meaningful Life

Tatiana: Finding and Maintaining a job at CVS through Family Supports

Oscar: How Focused, Individualized Exploration Led to a Good Job Match at Shake Shack

Nikolas: Understanding the Risks and New Routines of Being an Essential Worker During COVID-19

Christina: Mastering a Job with Remote Supports During COVID-19

Jeremy: How Early Work Experiences Supported Personal and Career Development

Briana: Using Vocational Rehabilitation and Self-Directed Funds for Job Development