Training and Technical Assistance, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, I/DD, Developmental Disabilities, Employment, Access to Integrated Employment, ThinkWork
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After the adoption of the Employment First policy in Oregon in 2010, state administrators identified the critical role of case managers for people on the support services waiver, and acknowledged the need for their buy-in and investment in the Employment First agenda. The case managers’ knowledge of the individuals they serve, the conversations they have with individuals and their families, and their knowledge of the community are critical to each individual’s success in finding employment, as well as to the forward movement of the Employment First initiative. At that time, the state agency serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities IDD conducted a statewide survey of case managers to determine the challenges to finding community employment for their customers, and to learn more about their training needs.
Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "State Agency Promising Practice: Oregon’s Keys for Case Managers Initiative - Ensuring Case Manager Technical Capacity, Investment, and Engagement in Employment First" (2014). ThinkWork! Publications. 60.