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.

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Jackson and Anna: Developing a Business Partnership

Brian: Using personal networks in the job search

Corey: One Person's Hassle is Another Person's Business

Lisa: Natural supports at the YMCA

Eric: Starting and maintaining a business through a circle of support

Judy: Using a Job Developer's Professional Networks

Michael: Supplementing Job Coaching with Natural Supports

Eddie: Finding the Right Role at Work