MO Partnerships in Employment - "Show Me Careers"
State Policies & Initiatives:Systems-Change Funding
Show Me Careers: This project will address the needs of youth and young adults ages 16 to 30 with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) who are in the process of transitioning from secondary or post-secondary education settings to community employment. The project’s goal is to scale up and sustain evidence-based practices in Missouri that support seamless transitions to integrated employment. A Leadership Consortium of state agencies…will support a statewide structure to demonstrate evidence-based practices, develop needed policies and practices, and enhance statewide collaborations.
Objectives are designed to achieve this goal include: building cross system and agency collaborations designed to exchange and transfer knowledge and effective practices between partners; review and advocate for changes to collaborative funding options, policies, and procedures that support broader implementation of the effective practices demonstrated within communities; develop statewide capacity to scale up demonstrations through training, dissemination and broader implementation; and evaluate results and sustain the scaled-up practices.
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- School-to-Work Transition
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships