Defining the employment research agenda
Welcome to our State-of–the Science webpage!
The RRTC on Advancing Employment for People with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities, housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, is convening a State-of-the-Science initiative. Towards that end, we are hosting a variety of listening sessions, both in-person and online, with multiple stakeholders, to share findings and gather feedback on what we know, what more we need to learn, and where we are headed.
Our partners in this initiative include The Arc U.S., Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered, the University of Minnesota, and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS). This effort represents a deliberate attempt to involve multiple stakeholders in agenda-setting that will inform the course of future research and promote the knowledge translation that is necessary to move research findings into everyday practice.
Defining the Employment Research Agenda
|This fall, we're sharing research about how to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. We want you to join the discussion! Join us here for our State of the Science Online events. You can also follow highlights using #TWSoS2017 on Twitter and Facebook.|
|For an introduction to our work, you can view the introductory presentation from our 44 event series here.|
SoS Themes and Working Papers
Our menu of events will be based on three themes that capture the essence of our work to advance employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Below you can find short audio presentations of the findings, brief and accessible language papers, and an invitation to join us through our online Idea Scale events.
State of the Science on IdeaScale
Join us for a our online State of the Science IdeaScale events to discuss these topics- register here. Below you can find short audio presentations of the findings, brief and accessible language papers, and an invitation to join us through our online Idea Scale events.
Meaningful engagement and involvement of individuals and families (#EngagingFamiliesTW)
Provider staff and agency capacity to deliver quality services (#OrgTransformationTW)
State policy and practices to support the efforts above (#EmploymentPolicyTW)
Follow the State of the Science using #TWSoS2017 on Twitter and Facebook
Allison Cohen Hall, Project Director, RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with IDD