Employment and Transition

Projects and Initiatives

The Council has been a leader in a number of projects and initiatives that aim to help individuals with developmental disabilities with getting, maintaining, or advancing in paid employment, including supported employment or self-employment, in integrated settings in a community. Many initiatives have focused on building partnerships with other state agencies and community partners who work in the field of promoting employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Other projects have helped youth transitioning from high school into adulthood get internships to learn employment skills and help individuals with disabilities launch their own businesses.

Read about individual projects and initiatives under this category on the menu on the left.

photo of young man who is in a wheelchair working on a piece of machinery