State Roles in Promoting Community Life Engagement: Themes from the State Employment Leadership Network's Working Group

The State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) is a membership-based network of state IDD agencies committed to making changes in their service systems to ensure access to competitive integrated employment for people with IDD (

In January through June of 2017, SELN hosted a working group of member states to discuss ideas and share strategies for encouraging quality CLE supports while maintaining a focus on Employment First. This CLE Working Group (CLEWG) was comprised of 17 SELN state administrators and met five times. 

This brief describes the themes that emerged from these CLEWG meetings, illuminating the states’ perspectives on accomplishments, gaps, and their roles as they relate to each CLE guidepost.

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