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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.
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.
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:
TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Staff
TN Vocational Rehabilitation Staff
TN Mental Health Agency Staff
TN Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired Staff
TN Department of Education (DOE) Staff
TNCO/ Provider/Community Rehabilitation Program Staff
Individuals Receiving Services/Self-Advocate
Professional/Trade Organization/Advocacy Organizations
Training Entities/University Centers
TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Self-Directed Supports Coordinators
TN School District Personnel
TN Developmental Disabilities Council Staff
Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC)
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,