Iowa AIDD Partnerships in Employment Systems Change Grant


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
The Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment’s consortium includes representatives from various government and advocacy agencies and organizations. The objections of the coalition  are: “Develop a  Readiness for Change Plan  for systems change related to integrated, competitive employment for youth with DD; develop an outcome measurement system to measure employment success; increase the placement and support services early in high school that result in uninterrupted transition to employment; develop the capacity of service providers to promote integrated competitive employment for youth with DD; increase expectations and demands for fully integrated, competitive employment opportunities for youth with DD; and align policies, practices, and funding with employment expectations.”
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Data Sharing