In this issue, several of our PIE states, most at differing levels of progress, report in their own words how Employment First is transpiring in their states.
The Lewin Group developed eight fact sheets detailing cross-state themes and activities conducted by 2011 and 2012 PIE state consortia. These fact sheets are intended to provide brief overviews and do not include all project related activities. Each fact sheet provides a summary of the PIE systems change project and introduces each state’s consortia. The fact sheets are as follows:
This fact sheet provides an overview of the 2011 and 2012 PIE state consortia members, which included four key agencies: Developmental Disabilities Councils, Developmental Disability Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies, and Departments of Education. The fact sheet lists roles and responsibilities of the agencies, provides innovative examples from PIE state consortia, and includes promising practices related to forming a consortia.
This fact sheet describes how 2011 and 2012 PIE state consortia increased employers’ awareness of the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and provided opportunities for employers to interview and hire job candidates with disabilities. The fact sheet also includes promising practices for employer engagement.
This fact sheet addresses common myths about employment for individuals with disabilities and provides examples of how 2011 and 2012 PIE state consortia worked to dispel these myths. The fact sheet also includes promising practices that emerged from the activities.
This fact sheet reviews the goals, activities, and outcomes of the model demonstration sites, or pilot sites, that were implemented in six of the eight 2011 and 2012 PIE states. The fact sheet includes promising practices that emerged from model demonstration site planning and implementation.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Project SEARCH™ program, describes selected activities 2011 and 2012 PIE consortia conducted related to Project SEARCH™, and lists some promising practices that emerged from these activities.
This fact sheet defines and explains youth self-advocacy, describes selected activities 2011 and 2012 PIE consortia conducted to support youth-self advocacy, and lists some promising practices that emerged from these activities.
This fact sheet describes the steps 2011 and 2012 PIE consortia took to sustain their project activities after grant funding and lists some promising practices that emerged from the consortia’s sustainability strategies.
This fact sheet introduces the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), describes selected activities states conducted related to WIOA, and lists some promising practices that emerged from these activities.