A Minnesota-based provider, MRCI, implemented a five-year plan in 2017 to transform itself from providing facility-based day and employment services to community-based supports. This brief covers how in March 2020 MRCI used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to modify and accelerate their transformation efforts.
The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated a national economic slowdown leading to millions of American workers being temporarily furloughed or losing their jobs. This Data Notes compares the change in employment of individuals with and without disabilities between February 2020 and three successive months.
The Institute for Community Inclusion’s Employment Services Team worked to provide high-quality remote supports to individuals impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in innovative and creative ways.
This promising practice outlines how the Institute for Community Inclusion’s Employment Services Team (EST) has been able to leverage natural supports for essential workers during the Covid-19 outbreak. The EST’s core strategy of cultivating of natural supports at the time of job placement has enabled staff to continue to easily provide any necessary supplemental support remotely.
TURN Community Services, a service provider in Utah, developed strategies to support individuals who received employment supports and remained on the job during Utah’s Stay At Home, Stay Safe directive period and during the state’s reopening phases.