Pushing the employment agenda: case study research of high performing States in integrated employment.

Abstract

Organizational variables, including policies, practices, collaborations, and funding mechanisms resulting in high performance in integrated employment, were described through case study research in 3 states. Findings address how contextual factors, system-level strategies, and goals of the system are related as well as how they sustain systems change. Strategies such as flexibility in funding and practices; communication of values through data, rewards, and funding incentives; and innovation diffusion through relationships and training were most successful when they were embedded within the context of a solid values base, a network of dedicated stakeholders, and clarity about systemic goals. Implications are presented with respect to state systems, community rehabilitation providers as partners in planning, and future leadership in the field.

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@article{Hall2007PushingTE, title={Pushing the employment agenda: case study research of high performing States in integrated employment.}, author={Allison Cohen Hall and John Butterworth and Jean E Winsor and Dana Scott Gilmore and Deborah S Metzel}, journal={Intellectual and developmental disabilities}, year={2007}, volume={45 3}, pages={182-98} }