Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency: 2015 National Goals for Research, Policy, and Practice
Nord, D., Barkoff, A., Butterworth, J., Carlson, D., Cimera, R., Fabian, E., Grossi, T., Hall, A., Lucas, J., Nye-Lengerman, Strobel Gower, W., Tyree, M., Von Schrader, S., & Wohl, A. (2015). Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency: 2015 National Goals for Research, Policy, and Practice. Inclusion, 3(4), 227-232. DOI: 10.1352/2326-6988-3.4.227
Employment in general workforce and economic self-sufficiency continue to be the exceptions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), rather than the norm. Research, policy, and practice can and should play a coordinated role in solving this problem. This article summarizes the methods used and the consensus-based national goals identified to guide the direction of the field that were developed by experts in the field. A discussion of the implications of the findings is also provided, including the need for advocacy to advance the goals.
Areas of work: Employment, Social inclusion