Memorandum of Understanding Transition to Employment of Students and Youth with Disabiilities


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Vision: Through strong interagency collaboration, students with disabilities will exit school with competitive integrated employment and/or a connection to post-secondary education intended to lead to employment.

1, Recitals and Purpose

1.1. Nationally and in Michigan, many individuals wiht disabilities are unemployed or significantly underemployed upon leaving school compared to their peer who do not have disabilities.

1.2 Preparation for competitive integrated employment should take place throughout secondary education and extend through transition to the workforce post-secondary education

1.3 Together with Michigan's Employment First Executive Order No. 2015-15, this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recognizes that Michigan starts with the presumption that everyone, with appropriate preparation and support, can be employed in a competitive integrated job as defined below.

1.4 The parties to this agreement share a common responsibility, philosophy and goal of increasing the number of transition age students and youth with disabilities who successfully transition from school to competitive integrated employment.

1.5 Therefore, to support and increase the number of students and youth with disbilties transitioning from school to employment and/or a connection to post-secondary education intended to lead to employment, the above listed agencies into this MOU.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council
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