PIE States

Wisconsin

LET’S GET TO WORK   Let’s Get to Work will develop and implement policies and practices that elevate community expectations and overall employment outcomes for youth with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). To accomplish its goals, the project will use statewide school pilot sites to test a set of evidence-based practices and simulated…

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Tennessee

TENNESSEEWORKS TennesseeWorks is a statewide partnership of agencies and organizations committed to increasing employment for individuals with disabilities. Together, they work to implement policy and systems changes that make competitive employment the first and desired choice for every Tennessean. With a shared vision to increase employment for all Tennesseans with disabilities, workgroups have focused on…

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New York

STATE PARTNERSHIPS IN EMPLOYMENT SYSTEMS CHANGE   The State Partnerships in Employment Systems Change will enhance collaboration among the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD); New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC); New York State Education Department, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR); New York State Education Department,…

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Missouri

SHOW ME CAREERS   The Show Me Careers project will address the needs of youth and young adults ages 16 to 30 with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) who are in the process of transitioning from secondary or post-secondary education settings to community employment. The project’s goal is to scale up and sustain evidence-based practices…

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Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI PARTNERSHIPS IN EMPLOYMENT   Mississippi Partnerships in Employment (MSPE) worked to build capacity across existing state systems for sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for youth and young adults with DD/ID seeking competitive employment in integrated settings. The consortium worked collaboratively with various partners throughout the state to identify and promote policies that support…

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Iowa

IOWA COALITION FOR INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT   The Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment’s consortium includes representatives from the Iowa DD Council, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa VR and the Department of Human Services. The partners have a history of routinely working together on employment and transition issues and projects for youth with disabilities. Other partners include…

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California

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT CONSORTIUM FOR YOUTH   The California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities (CECY)is composed of rehabilitation, education, developmental disabilities (DD), State Council on DD agencies. It also includes a self-advocate group, Disability Rights California; the Family Resource Centers Network; the Association of Regional Center Agencies; and…

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Alaska

ALASKA INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE   The Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education (GCDSE) administers Alaska Partnership In Employment Project, known as the Alaska Integrated Employment Initiative (AIEI). This project is in its 5th year.   AIEI had three overarching goals as the grant began at the end of 2012:   Increasing utilization of supported employment Home…

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Utah

UTAH SCHOOL TO WORK INTERAGENCY TRANSITION INITIATIVE   OUR GOALS   Confirm and engage the Utah School to Work Interagency Council. Reconvene this council and define roles, responsibilities and solidify commitments. Develop a unified action plan with established benchmarks, as well as a plan for ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Identify innovative networking strategies to improve on…

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South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT FIRST INITIATIVE The three goals of the SC Employment First Initiative are:   Equip high school students and recent graduates with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the skills, awareness, and confidence needed to enter competitive employment. How? By establishing statewide procedures for collecting student employment data, implementing an employment model and peer mentoring program…