Promoting Integrated Employment: Lessons Learned from States' Efforts to Transform Their Employment Service Systems for People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

State Technical Assistance Resources Brief
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 30, 2013
Authors
Noelle Denny-Brown, Leah Guanga, and Daniella Sehgal
Integrated employment is defined as participation in competitive employment in which people with disabilities work alongside people without disabilities for at least minimum wage. This issue brief describes five states' efforts to increase integrated employment for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It discusses barriers that have hindered states' progress toward expanding integrated employment outcomes and highlights lessons that can help other states advance their efforts to transform their employment service systems.