Real Work Stories
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 on the Institute for Community Inclusion website for stories about promising practices by state agencies. Scroll down this page for current featured stories, or use the menu at left to browse all stories by category.