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Special January 2013 Survey Issue


Please complete a survey about employment in Tennessee


Here is the link to a web-based survey. We seek valuable input from young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD, includes autism, Down syndrome, etc.) and their families, schools, employment service providers, community members and state personnel on the barriers to employment for youth and adults with disabilities in Tennessee. You can choose whether or not to give your name. Please complete by January 31, 2013. 



More about the survey and its purpose in improving employment of people with intellectually and developmental disabilities in Tennessee


As a Partnerships in Employment grantee, Tennessee will have access to technical assistance and support led by a team from the Institute on Community Inclusion. To inform this technical assistance, we have been asked to have our partners and other stakeholders throughout the state contribute their perspectives on the employment-related strengths and needs in the state via web-based survey. This information—along with a February site visit—will help inform our state’s work plan for training and technical assistance. 


The survey has been developed to gather valuable input from a wide range of individuals including young adults with IDD, families, schools, employment service providers, and state personnel in order to support the development of the state work plan. The assessment’s focus is on the impact that state policies and practices have on the ability of individuals with IDD to exit school and obtain an individual job in the community. 


Here is the link to the web-based survey. We hope to have as many Tennessee stakeholders complete the survey as is practical in January 2013.


There is no limit to the number of Tennesseans who can respond to the survey, so please share the link with your lists or your newsletters. You can use the paragraph in the box above.


Individuals will be asked for their name and the agency they represent, and to select the item that best describes their role in your state; however, this information is not required to complete the survey and individuals can anonymously complete the survey.


Individuals from the following stakeholder groups are encouraged to respond:

Copy and paste this link into your browser if the links above do not work. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1117171/Partnerships-in-Employment-Systems-Change-State-Strategic-Assessment-Supplement-Tennessee

Thank you on behalf of the TennesseeWorks Partnership leaders,

Erik Carter, PhD, Elise McMillan, JD and Lynnette Henderson, PhD


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