Pushing the Employment Agenda: Case Study Research of High Performing States in Integrated Employment

This article summarizes the methods and findings of a study examining organizational factors leading to high state performance in achieving integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Strategies such as flexibility, communicating values through data, rewards, 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.  Presents implications for state systems, community rehabilitation providers as partners in planning, and future leadership.


Hall, A. C., Butterworth, J., et al. (2007). “Pushing the Employment Agenda:  Case Study Research of High Performing States in Integrated Employment.” Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 45(3): 182 – 198.

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