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Minimum Wage Increase: What It Means for People with Disabilities (UPDATED 2009)

Tools for Inclusion 21

This publication provides guidance to individuals with disabilities regarding the increase in minimum wage, with a particular focus on understanding who this increase applies to, the impact of the wage increase on public benefits, and how to deal with issues that may arise with employers.

Minimum Wage Increase: A Guide for Disability Service Providers (UPDATED 2009)

Institute Brief 22

This publication provides guidance to service providers regarding the increase in minimum wage, with a particular focus on assisting consumers with questions and concerns they may have regarding the impact on their public benefits.

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.

The National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers, FY2002-2003 Report 3: Involvement of CRPs in the Ticket to Work and the Workforce Investment Act

Research to Practice 41

This Research to Practice brief examines CRP participation in the Ticket to Work and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Findings showed that CRPs were more involved in WIA than the Ticket program.

Innovations in Employment Supports: Colorado's State Division of Developmental Services

Research to Practice 39

Between the years of 1985 and 1996 Colorado experienced significant growth in integrated employment for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Several factors were consistently highlighted as contributing to Colorado's employment outcomes during this period.

StateData: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes

The StateData employment report is a product of Access to Integrated Employment, a project of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, supported in part by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under cooperative agreement #90DN0216. The opinions contained in this report are those of the grantee and do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.

Timeframe from Application to Closure in Integrated Employment for Vocational Rehabilitation Customers with Developmental Disabilities

Data Note 14, 2008

This data note describes the integrated employment timeframe from application to closure for people with developmental disabilities (i.e., mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism) whose cases were closed by VR in 2006 (N = 27,579). VR typically closes cases when applicants have been in employment for at least 90 days.

Disability and Occupation

Data Note 13, 2007

It is well-documented that people with disabilities have a significantly lower rate of employment than people without disabilities (36% versus 74% according to the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS). Less is known about the types of work they do. Using the occupational classification system within the ACS, researchers explored the prevalence of people with disabilities within occupational groupings and discuss its relationship to occupational growth1. Future analysis will address variation across disability groups.

SSI recipients with disabilities who work and participation in 1619b

Data Note #12

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federally funded program that provides cash assistance for basic needs. Individuals with a low-income who are over the age of 65, blind, or have a disability are eligible for assistance. SSI beneficiaries typically also receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid. Losing Medicaid benefits can be of concern for SSI recipients with disabilities who desire to work, or are currently working. Section 1619b of the Social Security Act allows individuals to work and continue to receive Medicaid assistance when their earnings are too high to qualify for SSI cash payments as long as they meet other eligibility requirements for the SSI program and continue to need Medicaid in order to work.

National Day and Employment Service Trends in MR/DD Agencies

Data Note 11b, 2007

The data represented here describe the core elements of ICI's National Survey of Day and Employment Services. Integrated employment includes both individual employment and group supported employment and facility-based settings include both facility-based work services and facility-based non-work services. Reported participation in community-based non-work services, defined as non job-related supports focusing on community involvement and typically identified as community integration or community participation services, has steadily increased since this service was added to the survey in 1996, growing from 14.5% in 1999 to 21% in 2004.

VR Rehabilitation Rates of People with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) in 2005

DataNote 11, 2007

Of the over 48,000 persons nationwide with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities (MR/DD) who closed out of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system after receiving employment services in FY2005, more than half were successful closures, yielding a rehabilitation rate of 56.9%. The rehabilitation rate is calculated by dividing the number of successful closures, which is employment in any setting with the exception of sheltered workshops, by the total number of closures who received employment services.

Employment Rates for People With and Without Disabilities

Data Note 10, 2007

Data show that people with disabilities are consistently less likely to be working than their non-disabled counterparts. In this data note, we compare the employment rate for working-age people with and without disabilities.

Integrated Employment Outcomes Through Person-to-Person Technical Assistance: New Hampshire

New Hampshire implemented an innovative technical assistance model that promoted organizational change to expand individual employment opportunities. This person-to-person change began at the micro level but "trickled up" through organizations across the state.

Shifting Resources Away from Sheltered Workshops in Vermont

Over six years, regulations in Vermont gradually restricted and eventually prohibited the use of state funds for sheltered workshops or enclaves. Concurrent with the change in funding regulations, the state worked with providers to convert the remaining sheltered workshops in Vermont.

Employment First! Making Integrated Employment the Preferred Outcome in Tennessee

The goal of Employment First was to make employment the first day service option for adults receiving supports funded by DMRS, Medicaid, or the state.

The Relationship Between Supported Employment Status and Minimum Wage for Vocational Rehabilitation Integrated Employment Closures in 2004

Data Note 9, 2006

This Data Note examines how wages for VR customers in supported employment compare to those earned by other customers.

Relationship Between Integrated Employment and State Unemployment Rates for MR/DD Consumers

Data Note 8, 2006

Researchers explored state unemployment rates to determine whether a state's MR/DD agency employment outcomes were related to the state's economy. Data set: MR/DD.

Massachusetts Employment and Disability Snapshot Report, 2000-2005

Research Report

The second in an annual series of snapshot reports on the employment of people with disabilities in Massachusetts.

The National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers, FY2004-2005 Report 1: Employment Outcomes of People with Developmental Disabilities in Integrated Employment

Research to Practice 44

Where do people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities work? What are their hours, wages, and benefits? This brief covers partial results from a survey that gives a snapshot of the outcomes for recently employed people with developmental disabilities.

Trends and Emerging Issues Regarding SSA/VR Reimbursements for SSI/SSDI Recipients

Research to Practice 43

This brief discusses the declining amount of reimbursement paid to public VR agencies from federal fiscal year (FFY) 2002 to FFY 2005 by considering the impact that fewer claims submitted and a rising SGA level may have on the amount of reimbursement paid.

Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in Washington State

Case Studies 15

This is the second in a series of publications highlighting findings from case studies in three states that are recognized as high performers in integrated employment. Respondents discuss their success and how they handled challenges.

Community-Based Non-Work Services: Findings from the National Survey of Day and Employment Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities

Research to Practice 42

As community-based services for adults with developmental disabilities develop, one category remains underexplored: community-based non-work (CBNW). Findings from an ICI survey show that while CBNW is a growing part of the service mix, its definitions and requirements remain fuzzy.

CommonHealth

MassWorks 3

The issue of the MassWorks newsletter discusses MassHealth CommonHealth and the options it offers working people with disabilities.

Employment Services and Outcomes of People Receiving Welfare Benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Research to Practice 40

Poverty programs have undergone substantial reform in the past decade, and there has been a heightened interest in exploring the experiences of people with disabilities who receive welfare benefits. This report profiles people with disabilities who had TANF, GA, or both at application to VR services and completed these services in the year 2003.

Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: Case Study Research in New Hampshire

Case Studies 14

Employment for people with severe disabilities was legitimized in P.L. 99457. However, some states have made more progress than others in helping individuals with disabilities achieve successful employment outcomes. New Hampshire was identified as a "high-performing" state based on criteria aimed at assessing overall commitment to community inclusion. This case study examines the reasons behind the state's success.

Diabetes and Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Services and Outcomes

Research to Practice 38

Approximately 18 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. This brief uses Rehabilitation Services Administration data to provide a picture of people with diabetes using the Vocational Rehabilitation system.

Recovery with Results, Not Rhetoric

Monograph 35

This report examines ways that the workforce development system can help people with psychiatric disabilities find good jobs.

Case Studies of Local Boards and One-Stop Centers: Underutilization of One-Stops by People with Significant Disabilities

Case Studies 13

This series of products offers practical solutions for Local Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Career Centers as they strive to serve all customers, including those with disabilities. Existing data indicates that people with disabilities underutilize One-Stops. The disproportionately high rate of unemployment among people with disabilities makes this a critical issue. However, many One-Stops have created successful strategies to improve access.

Economic Engagement: An Avenue to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Research Report 33

This report summarizes the findings of a panel of experts convened by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and charged with identifying key strategies that would support increased workforce participation by persons with disabilities served and supported through state-based Medicaid Buy-In programs.

The National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers, FY2002-2003, Report 2: Non-Work Services

Research to Practice 36

The second in a series exploring the services people with developmental disabilities receive from community rehabilitation providers (CRPs). Despite recent ideological emphasis on work, the majority of CRPs continued to offer non-work programs and a substantial proportion of the people they served were involved in those programs. Overall, the findings raise questions about CRP commitment to community integration.

Case Studies of Local Boards and One-Stop Centers: Levels of Involvement of State VR Agencies with Other One-Stop Partners

Case Studies 10

This series of products offers practical solutions for Local Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Career Centers as they strive to serve all customers, including those with disabilities. Although WIA's requirements for VR participation are clear, the parameters are flexible. Defining the role of VR has had its challenges, but there are numerous examples of VR agencies working creatively to establish effective partnerships.

Case Studies of Local Boards and One-Stop Centers: Tackling Fiscal Issues

Case Studies 9

This series of products offers practical solutions for Local Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stop Career Centers as they strive to serve all customers, including those with disabilities. In addition to service delivery, WIA encourages One-Stop partners to share in the operating costs of the One-Stop. While the potential benefits are clear, the practicalities can be complex. This brief shares some of the strategies that One-Stop partners have used to address this challenge.

The National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers, FY2002-2003, Report 1: Overview of Services and Provider Characteristics

Research to Practice 35

Two briefs examine the services people with developmental disabilities receive from community rehabilitation providers (CRPs). Despite recent emphasis on work in the disability field, people with DD were predominantly in sheltered employment or non-work services. Of people with DD in integrated employment, the majority had individual competitive jobs. However, three group employment models had above-average percentages of individuals with DD.

State Agency Systems Collaboration at the Local Level: Gluing the Puzzle Together, The Staff Perspective

Research to Practice 34

Some states acknowledge the benefits of interagency collaboration but have trouble putting it into action. ICI researchers worked with local offices to help them improve the One-Stop Career Center network for people with disabilities. This brief gives an "in the trenches" view of tools that worked.

Innovations in Employment Supports: New Hampshire's State Division of Developmental Services

Research to Practice 34a

Between 1988 and 2001, New Hampshire's Division of Developmental Services transformed the state's day and employment services from a facility-based model to an inclusion model that supports 94% of its individuals in the community. This brief highlights several factors contributing to New Hampshire's employment outcomes.

Massachusetts Launches the Disability Program Navigator Initiative

MassWorks 1

This March ICI debuted a newsletter for Massachusetts disability, employment, and workforce professionals. It can be hard to find time to exchange resources and collaborate. MassWorks has information we hope will help you do your job. The first issue highlights the new disability program navigator initiative at Career Centers.

Improving Employment Outcomes: Collaboration Across the Disability and Workforce Development Systems

Monograph

Proceedings of a summit on disability/workforce partnerships to improve employment outcomes.

Innovations in Employment Supports: Washington State's Division of Developmental Disabilities

Research to Practice 33a

As evidence of the positive outcomes associated with integrated employment develops it is important to identify policy and practices at the state level that expand access to employment opportunity. This brief presents findings from Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) case study research focused on state agencies that support individuals with developmental disabilities.

Local Vocational Rehabilitation Interagency Agreements for Employment: Partners, Collaborative Activities, and Impact

Research to Practice

Federal legislation and state policies increasingly mandate or encourage interagency agreements and collaboration. This study examined the content and impact of interagency agreements between the local office of VR and the following local state agencies for FY1999: Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, local schools, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Accessibility

Case Studies 6

The many changes mandated by WIA create opportunities and challenges. These lessons from the field offer practical solutions for state and local entities and are intended to stimulate discussion, creativity, and thoughtful planning among members of the workforce and disability communities.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Leadership

Case Studies 7

The many changes mandated by WIA create opportunities and challenges. These lessons from the field offer practical solutions for state and local entities and are intended to stimulate discussion, creativity, and thoughtful planning among members of the workforce and disability communities.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Merging Cultures

Case Studies 8

The many changes mandated by WIA create opportunities and challenges. These lessons from the field offer practical solutions for state and local entities and are intended to stimulate discussion, creativity, and thoughtful planning among members of the workforce and disability communities.

Medicaid Involvement in Employment-Related Programs- Findings from the National Survey of State Systems and Employment for People with Disabilities

Research to Practice 33

This brief analyzes data from ICI's National Survey of State Systems and Employment for People with Disabilities regarding the priority Medicaid agencies place on employment and their involvement in recent policy initiatives.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Involving People with Disabilities

Case Studies 5

The many changes mandated by WIA create opportunities and challenges. These lessons from the field offer practical solutions for state and local entities and are intended to stimulate discussion, creativity, and thoughtful planning among members of the workforce and disability communities.

High-Performing States in Integrated Employment

Research to Practice 32

Despite recent improvements, community employment outcomes vary widely across states. This report highlights successful practices of states that were identified as "high performers" in integrated employment for people served by state MR/DD agencies.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Co-location

Case Studies 4

The many changes mandated by WIA create opportunities and challenges. These lessons from the field offer practical solutions for state and local entities and are intended to stimulate discussion, creativity, and thoughtful planning among members of the workforce and disability communities.

Collaboration Between Medicaid and Other State Agencies- Findings from the National Survey of State Systems and Employment for People with Disabilities

Research to Practice 31

Many state Medicaid agencies are playing a greater role in multi-agency efforts to promote employment for people with disabilities. This brief uses data from the National Survey of State Systems and Employment for People with Disabilities to explore the varieties of collaboration Medicaid agencies are using and the agencies they are collaborating with.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Spotlight on Maine

Case Studies 3

The implementation of WIA requires major organizational change for employment and training agencies. These publications highlight findings from case studies in three states and identify how states have begun to collaborate and the subsequent impact on people with disabilities.

One-Stop Career Centers and the New Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program: Access for All in Workforce Development

OneStops.info Brief 2

This edition of OneStops.info gives an overview of the major provisions in the final regulations implementing the Ticket to Work program, and describes the factors a One-Stop may want to consider before determining whether and how to get involved in this new program.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Spotlight on Kentucky

Case Studies 1

The implementation of WIA requires major organizational change for employment and training agencies. These publications highlight findings from case studies in three states and identify how states have begun to collaborate and the subsequent impact on people with disabilities.

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Spotlight on Minnesota

Case Studies 2

The implementation of WIA requires major organizational change for employment and training agencies. These publications highlight findings from case studies in three states and identify how states have begun to collaborate and the subsequent impact on people with disabilities.

One-Stop Career Centers: Serving People with Disabilities

OneStops.info Brief 1

Why should a One-Stop Career Center serve people with disabilities? What are the requirements? What resources are available to help? This article provides guidelines and success stories for One-Stops in their quest for better services for all customers.

Developing Interagency Agreements: Four Questions to Consider

Institute Brief 14

Recent legislation emphasizes collaboration between state agencies. A good interagency agreement is one tool that can assist collaboration and promote systems change. Researchers offer four important considerations for an effective agreement and a worksheet for agency personnel.

The Extent of Consumer-Directed Funding by MR/DD State Agencies in Day and Employment Services

Research to Practice 30

Individual control over service delivery and life choices is well established as a value in supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. One strategy for expanding choice is mechanisms that allow consumers to direct their funding. This brief reports on the prevalence of these options in state MR/DD agencies for 1999.

Postsecondary Education as a Critical Step Toward Meaningful Employment: Vocational Rehabilitation's Role

Research to Practice 29

Research shows that access to postsecondary education makes an enormous difference in the employability of people with disabilities. This brief focuses on the rehabilitation outcomes of people who received education supports from Vocational Rehabilitation agencies.

National Day and Employment Service Trends in MR/DD Agencies

Research to Practice 28

To what extent have changes in philosophy translated into changes for state agencies and the people they serve? This brief analyzes MR/DD agencies' day and employment service trends from 1988 to 1999 and discusses relevant trends in policy and legislation.

Access for All: A Resource Manual for Meeting the Needs of One-Stop Customers with Disabilities

Resource Guide 6

This comprehensive manual is designed to enhance the ability of One-Stop Career Centers to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and provides practical information on a variety of topics, including etiquette; job development and accommodations; working with the disability service system; legal guidelines; and extensive resources.

Effective Customer Service Delivery in Employment Support: Finding a Common Ground Between Guided and Self-Directed Service Delivery

Research to Practice 26

An ICI study analyzed the experiences of individuals who successfully found jobs through agencies and discovered five characteristics of effective employment services. This brief describes guided and self-directed approaches and provides recommendations for agency staff.

WIA and One-Stop Centers: Opportunities and Issues for the Disability Community

Institute Brief 13

This brief gives a basic overview of the act and examines its impact on the lives of people with disabilities as well as the systems and organizations that assist them.

Work Status Trends for People with Mental Retardation, FY 1985 to FY 1998

Research to Practice 25

National trends regarding extended employment (sheltered workshops) and competitive employment outcomes from state Vocational Rehabilitation systems between 1985 and 1998.

A Benefit-Cost Analysis Model for Social Service Agencies

Monograph 26

Public policy demands that we look not only at the effectiveness of social service programs, but also at their efficiency-- the extent to which a program's benefits outweigh its costs. This monograph presents a benefit-cost analysis model that considers both monetary and non-monetary factors.

Provisions in the Workforce Investment Act Relating to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability and the Development by the Governor of a Written Methods of Administration

Policy Brief 4

An outline of key provisions in the interim final regulations describing the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity responsibilities of the governor, WIA fund recipients, and programs and activities that are part of the One-Stop system.

One-Stop Centers: A Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Tools for Inclusion 10

General information about the One-Stop system and answers to specific questions individuals with disabilities may have about One-Stop services.

Negotiating the Landscape: The Path to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities in the TANF System

Monograph

This monograph examines the impact of welfare reform on individuals with disabilities in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families system. Study findings map a path from welfare to work, describe variations on this path for individuals with disabilities, and consider a range of supports to address barriers.

Working Together to Convert the Last Sheltered Workshop in Vermont to Individualized Supports

Vermont's Division of Disability and Aging Services and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation worked with a local service provider to convert its congregate day services to community employment.

Collaboration between State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Agencies and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies: Results of a National Survey

Research to Practice Brief, Issue No. 50, April 2011

Do state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies collaborate with their vocational rehabilitation (VR) counterparts? If so, in what ways and how formalized are these collaborative efforts? This Research to Practice Brief provides answers to those and other questions.

VR Outcomes for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Data Note 4, 2006

An estimated 250,000 people live with a spinal cord injury (SCI). In 2004, 2382 individuals with SCI achieved successful rehabilitation with the support of state vocational rehabilitation agencies. This Data Note examines their outcomes. Data set: RSA (VR).

Employment Outcomes for People with Diabetes in the Vocational Rehabilitation System

Data Note 2, 2005

Approximately 18 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. This Data Note examines the employment hours and earning outcomes for people with diabetes who received VR services in 2003.

What Do Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Cost?

Data Note 1, 2005

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system can purchase a wide array of services to support employment. The February, 2005 Data Note summarizes the cost per VR case in fiscal year 2003. Costs varied widely according to disability type.

Getting the Most from the Public Vocational Rehabilitation System

Tools for Inclusion 19

Every state has a vocational rehabilitation agency that is designed to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Vocational rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, get, keep, or regain employment. This publication answers questions frequently asked by individuals with disabilities. For consumers.

From the Field

By combining financial resources, the Minnesota Rehabilitation Services and Department of Mental Health created the Coordinated Employability Projects to expand employment services for people with mental illnesses. Two members of the team discuss the value of this collaboration and present challenges, strategies, and outcomes that have strengthened activities between their two agencies.

Show Me the Money: Flexible Funding for Job Success

This web publication shares success stories and suggestions to help people with disabilities use flexible funding to find and keep the jobs they want.

From Paper to Action: State-Level Interagency Agreements for Supported Employment of People with Disabilities

Monograph 32

The second of three studies conducted that investigated the extent and role of interagency agreements between state agencies that fund and provide supported employment supports and services for people with significant disabilities.

Selecting a Payment System Under the Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program gives VR agencies several payment options. An agency's choice of payment systems is an important one, with significant financial implications. This white paper analyzed the experiences of New England states to develop guidelines for VR agencies.

Provisions in the Final Regulations Governing the State VR Program Describing the Interplay with WIA and TWWIIA

Policy Brief 7

This brief describes the provisions of the final regulation regarding the responsibilities of Vocational Rehabilitation in the statewide workforce investment system and the relationship between VR and the Ticket to Work.

Time Limits, Exemption, and Disclosure: TANF Caseworkers and Clients with Disabilities

Research to Practice 24

Findings show that welfare caseworkers experience unique challenges when supporting welfare recipients with disabilities, including time limit pressures and conflict over exemptions. The brief includes a resource list for caseworkers.

Characteristics of Effective Employment Services: The Consumers' Perspective

Monograph 31

This monograph reports findings from a study investigating the experiences of people with disabilities who used a state agency to find a job. Researchers found five key components to effective service delivery: agency culture, consumer-directedness, access to resources, quality personnel, and coordinated services.

Multiple Perspectives on Implementing the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992

Research to Practice 3

This summary of a qualitative study reports the results of focus groups with administrators and counselors in Massachusetts's vocational rehabilitation agency. The findings highlight differences in perspectives on how the 1992 Rehabilitation Act Amendments have been implemented.

A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) and the Federal Disability Policy Framework

This paper uses the basic conceptual framework of federal disability policy to identify existing federal policies regarding TANF and the needs of persons with disabilities.

A Description of the Workforce Investment Act from a Disability Policy Perspective

This paper describes the major sections in title I of the Workforce Investment Act and the implementing regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Labor to highlight key references of particular relevance to persons with disabilities.

Achieving Quality Services: A Checklist for Evaluating Your Agency

Institute Brief 15

This checklist can help staff and directors at One-Stop Career Centers and state and private agencies evaluate the quality and responsiveness of their services to job seekers with disabilities. Areas covered include access to resources, agency culture, coordination, and consumer-directedness.

Unrealized Potential: Differing Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Other Disability Groups

Research to Practice 13

A national study examined job search practices used by community rehabilitation providers and state vocational rehabilitation counselors. Employment outcomes for individuals with mental retardation are contrasted with those for individuals with other disabilities.

National Study of Day and Vocational Services for Adults with Disabilities in State Mental Health Agencies: Report of Data from FY 1993

Monograph

Fifty state mental health agencies and DC reported on their day and vocational service systems, including people served, data collection, referrals and discharge placements, and commitment to expansion of integrated employment. Results revealed a limited focus on vocational outcomes.

Doing It Better: Better Practices in Employment for a State/County Department of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

Monograph 16

These monographs reflect what ICI has learned about practices that influence employment outcomes for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (Doing it Better) and people with psychiatric disabilities (Managing Employment with Care). They are designed with funders and program administrators in mind and include recommendations for program design, outcome indicators, and monitoring.

Managing Employment with Care: Better Practices in Employment for a State/County Department of Mental Health

Monograph 17

These monographs reflect what ICI has learned about practices that influence employment outcomes for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (Doing it Better) and people with psychiatric disabilities (Managing Employment with Care). They are designed with funders and program administrators in mind and include recommendations for program design, outcome indicators, and monitoring.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities