Interagency collaboration can be a powerful tool in expanding the ability of state systems to provide effective supports that lead to real change for individual citizens. This brief provides a summary of how to develop a good interagency agreement. Download brief here.
This document outlines comprehensive data gathered from protection and advocacy agencies about efforts around the country to establish progressive policies that improve the opportunities of people with intellectual disabilities to obtain meaningful competitive employment . Download the report here.
The purpose of this report was to collect information about advocacy, capacity building, and systems change activities by state developmental disabilities councils specific to employment and post-secondary education opportunities for youth with developmental disabilities. Download the report here.
This brief outlines research in the area of parental expectations and the role parents play in employment and educational aspirations of their children with disabilities. It also offers suggestions for practitioners on how to work with parents around improving transition outcomes. Download the brief here.
This brief presents findings from RRTC strand 4.3, which is an ongoing multiple case study of higher-performing states. The purpose of the study is to learn about why higher-performing states have been successful, and to further test and refine the High Performing States Framework. Oklahoma is the 2nd case study to emerge from the project.
This study provides an in-depth analysis on the concept of informed choice and how making informed choices can contribute to improved employment outcomes. This study will explore the legal and policy context for fostering informed choice for all individuals, and the impacts of systemic initiatives furthering meaningful informed choice.