Career planning

Most of us don't just want a job. We want a fulfilling career. This is also true for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Explore the links below to learn how professionals and agencies are supporting people with IDD to build robust careers.

The Power of Friendship

Friendship is important for all of us! This includes people with and without disabilities. People often feel better and happier when they have friends. As part of a research project about the choices people with disabilities make about work, we interviewed 16 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). These people also chose family members and professional staff people for us to interview. We asked them how they made decisions about working and making friends.