December 3, 2018
New Jersey Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to support higher wages for direct support professionals serving individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities who are enrolled in the Supports Program or Community Care Program under Fee-for-Service.
December 3, 2018
Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) released the Expect Employment Report highlighting improvements in the employment rate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, increased partnerships with employers, and the expansion of state government internships for people with disabilities.
November 30, 2018
The Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) has released a report examining disability employment outcomes using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), summarizing disability employment law, describing programs that are “out of step with modern disability employment policy in the United States,” and providing an update on the Committee’s oversight of state practices to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act).
October 31, 2018
The Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE)is a systems-change project of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. The project is designed to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities transitioning from school to adult life.
August 27, 2018
The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Timeline for Graduates Aging Out of the School System. This annual timeline has become an invaluable resource for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the school-based professionals assisting them in planning for the transition from school to adulthood.