A membership network of 29 states, the State Employment Leadership Network is a community of practice where members meet to connect, collaborate, and share information and lessons learned across state lines and system boundaries. Participating state agency officials build cross-community support for pressing employment-related issues and policies at state and federal levels. States commit to work together and engage in a series of activities to analyze key elements in their systems to improve the integrated employment outcomes for their citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Thomas, Cindy and Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Supporting Employment First: Assisting states in achieving improved employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 155.