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Why Employment Matters

Why Employment Matters

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  1. Why Employment Matters Alliance for Full Participation Summit 2011 December, 2011

  2. Promoting Employment First Policies and Practices • What do we know? • What do we want? • What can we do?

  3. Promoting Employment First Policies and Practices What do we know?

  4. Lives in Household Below Poverty Threshold – 2009 American Community Survey

  5. Getting out of Poverty Having a Job

  6. Employment participation 2009 Percent Working American Community Survey

  7. Like Everyone Else Having a Job

  8. Trends over Time: Total Served and Integrated Employment Nationally ICI IDD Agency Survey

  9. Employment and Day Supports: National ICI IDD Agency Survey

  10. What We Need Having a Job

  11. Mean Wage/Week National Core Indicators Project 2008-2009

  12. Getting More Earnings Having a Job

  13. State DD agency successes in integrated employment varies widely ICI IDD Agency Survey

  14. States VR Agency successes Vary – (Rehabilitation Rate) States Persons with ID - RSA 911 – 2007

  15. Supply and Demand in Future Years (NE Fed Reserve 2010) 2010 those entering the workforce will be 10% greater than those leaving 2020 those entering the workforce will be 15% smaller than those leaving The workforce will be more diverse and have more older workers in 2015 37.4% of total employment will be low skilled workers From 2009 thru 2018 a growth rate of 11.9% in low skilled jobs (health, food, personal care, construction and production)

  16. Promoting Employment First Policies and Practices What do we want? (Expectations for Employment)

  17. NLTS2 Students: I will eventually get a paid job

  18. What Youth Want Having a Job

  19. Participant Prefers employment outside of workshop Migliore (2006)

  20. What People in Workshops Want Having a Job

  21. Promoting Employment First Policies and Practices What can we do? (A time for a change)

  22. Employment First: Realities and Expectations What Do We Mean By Employment First?

  23. Employment First: Essential Elements • Presumption of Employment for ALL • A Series of Policies, Procedures and Practices • Outcomes Competitive Integrated Employment

  24. Competitive Integrated Employment: Essential Elements • Paid at the minimum or prevailing wage • Similar benefits to all • Opportunity to continuously interact with co-workers without disabilities • Chances for advancement • Preferably full time

  25. What is the Outcome Having a Job

  26. Practices that Have Worked • Person centered and directed services and supports • Postsecondary education • National Service • Apprenticeship and internships • Technology: Electronic job development

  27. Are We there Yet? The employment participation rate for persons with disabilities (20.7% currently) is the same as that for persons without disabilities (71.9% currently) My goal is 71.9% employment participation for all

  28. What Matters HAVING A JOB

  29. Why Employment Matters William E. Kiernan, Ph.D., Director Institute for Community Inclusion University of Massachusetts Boston 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02125 617-287-4311 william.kiernan@umb.edu www.communityinclusion.org