RISE 2 Work Partnership

Rhode Island

“The RISE 2 Work partnership brings together a number of agencies focused on the needs of intellectually and developmentally disabled (I/DD) individuals and is focused on overcoming the stigma faced by such job seekers. Funds will help secure a shared job developer and business outreach coordinator who will connect I/DD clients with job opportunities while working with the employer to understand the benefits and opportunities of such employment. Paid trial work experiences will be offered to employers and partner service providers would provide all necessary wrap-around and supportive services.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • Perspectives Corporation, AccessPoint RI, Looking Upwards, Opportunities Unlimited, CVS, Home Depot
Date Enacted: 
06/01/2017
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