Funding & Service Contracting, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, I/DD, Developmental Disabilities, Employment, Access to Integrated Employment, ThinkWork
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Alabama has piloted the Gaining Access to Employment project, a collaborative effort between the state’s Department of Mental Health/ Developmental Disabilities (MH/DD) and its Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). Through this project, known as Project GATE, the two agencies work together to help local service providers use funds to support integrated employment opportunities. MH/DD and VR have a long history of partnering, including joint efforts on a supported employment workgroup, due to the strong relationships between colleagues at each department.
Freeze, Susanne and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "State Agency Promising Practice: Project GATE in Alabama - Creative Sequencing of Funding" (2015). ThinkWork! Publications. 76.