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 in Missouri that support seamless transitions to integrated employment.A Leadership Consortium of state agencies (Missouri Division of DD, Missouri Office of Special Education, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation), the Missouri Planning Council for DD, the Missouri Center for Excellence in DD, and Missouri People First will support a statewide structure to demonstrate evidence-based practices, develop needed policies and practices, and enhance statewide collaborations.
Objectives designed to achieve this goal include: building cross system and agency collaborations designed to exchange and transfer knowledge and effective practices between partners; review and advocate for changes to collaborative funding options, policies, and procedures that support broader implementation of the effective practices demonstrated within communities; develop statewide capacity to scale up demonstrations through training, dissemination and broader implementation; and evaluate results and sustain the scaled-up practices.
Tom McVeigh, M.S.
Associate Director, Program Development
University of Missouri Kansas City
Institute for Human Development
215 Pershing Rd., 4th floor
Kansas City, MO 64108