Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency: 2015 National Goals for Research, Policy, and Practice

Description

Employment in general workforce and economic self-sufficiency continue to be the exceptions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), rather than the norm. Research, policy, and practice can and should play a coordinated role in solving this problem. This article summarizes the methods used and the consensus-based national goals identified to guide the direction of the field that were developed by experts in the field. A discussion of the implications of the findings is also provided, including the need for advocacy to advance the goals.

Suggested Citation

Nord, D., Barkoff, A., Butterworth, J., Carlson, D., Cimera, R., Fabian, E., … Wohl, A. (2015). Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency: 2015 National Goals for Research, Policy, and Practice. Inclusion, 3(4), 227–232. https://doi.org/10.1352/2326-6988-3.4.227

Details

Date
2015-12-01 
Type
Peer-reviewed article 
Edition
Volume 3, Number 4
Contact
Kelly Nye-Lengerman PhD knye@umn.edu or +1 612-626-7322
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration

Topics

  • Community life
    • Social inclusion
    • Employment and postsecondary education
      • Employment and workforce development