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Title Toward Competitive Employment for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: What Progress Have We Made and Where Do We Need to Go
Summary Recent research has shown that supported employment interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have a significant positive impact on the employment outcomes of these individuals. However, even with evidence showing this effectiveness, national rates of integrated employment of people with I/DD are below one-third of the working-age population. With the passage of the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), advancements and progress have been made in supported and customized employment, internship experiences, and higher education. But what more can be done in regards to policies and future research? How can competitive integrated employment for people with I/DD be boosted higher?

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