Funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities the project focused on improving, developing and implementing policies and practices that raise community expectations and overall employment outcomes for youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).
DID YOU KNOW!?! Students with disabilities who have two work experiences while still in high school increase their odds of being employed after high school FIVE-FOLD!
Major Project Outcomes
- 66% of LGTW students have a paid, integrated job in their community.
- Tripled the number of LGTW students with paid jobs in their communities in the first year!
- After 3 years, more than 60% of LGTW students are workingin their communities.
- More LGTW students are participating in typical school and community activities with their peers without disabilities (a nearly 50% increase in integrated activities).