Collaboration, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, I/DD, Developmental Disabilities, Access to Integrated Employment, ThinkWork
Organization Development | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work | Sociology | Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
In Colorado, counselors from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation are housed on-site in Community Centered Board1 offices so they can provide direct services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The goal of the project was to serve 240 customers with ID/DD and provide 134 successful employment outcomes over a two-year period2. Streamlined services and enhanced communication emerged through a unique collaborative effort between the two entities.
Hall, Allison C. and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "State Agency Promising Practice: Working Together - Collaboration between Colorado’s Developmental Disabilities Division and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation" (2009). ThinkWork! Publications. 88.