Access to Integrated Employment
Texas’s Vocational Apprenticeship Program: Moving Adults into Integrated Employment through Training in Transferable, Marketable Skills
This promising practice describes how the Texas Department of Health and Human Services has developed the Vocational Apprenticeship Program (VAP) as a statewide initiative to support the development of transferable and marketable employment skills in working-age adults.
Ethnic Disparities in Vocational Rehabilitation Access and Employment Outcomes Among Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
DataNote 78 explores the employment outcomes of youth with intellectual disabilities of Hispanic ethnicity compared to non-Hispanics.
Older Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients Work Less Frequently Than Their Younger Counterparts, But Use Work Incentive 1619(B) at Higher Rates
DataNote 77 examines Social Security Administration data that shows that younger SSI recipients were three times more likely to be working than older SSI recipients. However, younger recipients participated in work incentives at a lower rate compared to older SSI recipients.
DataNote: Comparing Employment and Poverty Rates of People with and without a Cognitive Disability
This DataNote shares census data from the American Community Survey (ACS) that demonstrates 5-year trends in employment rates and poverty rates for working-age individuals. It compares these rates between individuals without any disabilities to individuals with a cognitive disability.
DateNote: The Percentage of People Who Apply to Vocational Rehabilitation and Then Progress to Services Varies Greatly Across States
Progressing to receiving services after applying to vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a key step toward employment. In fiscal year 2020, a total of 33,144 job seekers with intellectual disabilities received VR services across the 50 states and DC. However, the percentage of people who progress to VR services varies greatly across states. This data note explores these differences.
Moving Forward after COVID-19: Implications for Ongoing Use of Remote and Virtual Supports in Promoting and Supporting Integrated Employment
This brief describes the findings from a survey developed and implemented by the Association of Persons Supporting Employment (APSE) on how employment and day service providers used remote and virtual supports. Findings from the survey and a set of considerations to improve employment services, policies, and practices based on lessons learned are offered.