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Consumer and Family Perspectives on the Meaning of Work

Research to Practice 1

Findings from a study that obtained the perspectives of people with significant disabilities and their family members about their employment experiences, outcomes, and expectations.

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.

Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Research to Practice 45

An overview of research on postsecondary education and options, with a bibliography and recommendations for improving access to college.

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.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities