Important SE Study Being Conducted in Nebraska
Understanding Supported Employment Outcomes and Services for Nebraskans with IDD
Goal: The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD) will collaborate with Nebraska DD Network Partners, state agencies, community programs, and other stakeholders to provide resources and improve competitive, integrated, and meaningful opportunities for employment, including self-employment with competitive wages, for Nebraskans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Objective: Conduct a comprehensive Employment and Supported Employment Outcomes Study across the state of Nebraska to identify necessary systemic changes to Nebraska’s employment support system.
Findings will be used to educate individuals with I/DD and families so they can help advocate for systemic changes and remove barriers. Findings will be shared with leadership at Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Division of Developmental Disabilities, and the Nebraska Legislature.
Please Join this Important Data Collection Effort!
We are asking providers, both independent and state contracted, to participate in this critical study to help improve Nebraska's Supported Employment system by supplying data. If you serve:
Any individual with IDD and/or autism who is:
1. Enrolled, previously enrolled, or never enrolled in one of Nebraska's HCBS Waivers (Comprehensive, Day Services)
2. Currently working in competitive integrated employment (as defined under WIOA)
3. Willing to share their information either directly or via their provider (reported anonymously so individuals are never identified)
To participate or learn more, please contact study lead: Dr. Lisa Mills, PhD email@example.com
Learn more about the study by watching this presentation:
(To read through the slides at your own pace, click HERE)
If you are already involved and would like a refresher on the data collection, here is video of the training webinar:
Data Collection Tools: