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Conversion to Integrated Employment: Case Studies of Organizational Change Volume 3

Research Report 30

Case studies of organizations that closed a sheltered workshop or segregated program and replaced it with integrated employment or other community-based activities for individuals with disabilities. These monographs analyze the change process to help other agencies pursue a similar goal.

Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes for People with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy: An Analysis of Trends from 1985-1998

Monograph 29

This monograph examines trends in competitive labor market and sheltered workshops from state VR agencies between 1985 and 1998. Findings include increased competitive labor market closures and supported employment services, with a decrease in sheltered workshop closures.

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.

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.

Emerging Disability Policy Framework: A Guidepost for Analyzing Public Policy

Iowa Law Review

This article provides a framework consistent with the "new paradigm" that can be used to design, implement, and evaluate public policies and programs to ensure meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities