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Support through Mentorship: Accessible Supervision of Employees with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Institute Brief Issue No. 29 July 2013

Effective supervision of employees with intellectual or developmental disabilities can be challenging for businesses that may not have experience in hiring people with diverse support requirements. This is largely due to the relatively low participation rates of people with disabilities in the workforce. This is, thankfully, changing as more businesses are seeing the value of diversifying their workforce, which includes hiring people with diverse cognitive abilities like people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Self-Determination: A Fundamental Ingredient of Employment Support

Tools for Inclusion 22

Persons with disabilities should direct their own job searches, from determining their interests and goals to researching employment opportunities to starting a new job. Doing so increases their sense of empowerment and can contribute to their employment success. Employment professionals have a facilitating role to play in the process. Job seeker self-determination practices should drive employment services' coordination, funding, and implementation.

Massachusetts Employment and Disability Snapshot Report, 2000-2004 (Report 1)

Research Report

This is the first in an annual series of snapshot reports on the employment of people with disabilities in Massachusetts. It offers an overview of trends in employment of people with disabilities for people with disabilities, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other interested parties.

Building a Future: Working with the Post-High School Expectations of Students & Parents

Research to Practice 22

This brief examined the circumstances that accompany high expectations for the future for Massachusetts high school students who receive special education services and their parents. Includes recommendations on how to build and fulfill students' goals for adulthood.

Moving On: Planning for the Future (Video)

Video 3

This video outlines a step-by-step process for transition planning.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities