Let’s Get to Work

The Wisconsin Let’s Get to Work project was a five-year, national systems change grant seeking to improve community employment outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in transition.
Manitowoc’s Jobs First Campaign Kick Off

Manitowoc’s Jobs First Campaign Kick Off

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).

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View Project Outcomes and Recommendations

View one page project summary (2011-2017)


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).