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Citation:  Winsor, J. E., Gritz-Swift, S., Pearce, J., Darm, D., & Murray, M. (2019). Using the high-performing states model to facilitate employment first in Florida. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 50 (3), 339-346.
Title:  Using the high-performing states model to facilitate employment first in Florida
Authors:  Winsor, J. E., Gritz-Swift, S., Pearce, J., Darm, D., & Murray, M.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-191016
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Nearly every state has adopted Employment First as a set of guiding principles and practices that target employment in typical work settings as the priority for state-funded services and supports for individuals with disabilities. However, naming employment as the state‚Äôs first priority is only one step to ensuring that every individual who wants a job has a job.
Purpose:  Stakeholders in Florida have worked towards improving employment opportunities for all Floridians with disabilities. Using the High-Performing States Model to structure systems change actions, state agencies and organizations developed and implemented a state-level interagency coalition, interagency cooperative agreement, and interagency plan to ensure the long-term commitment to employment across key state agencies.
Conclusions:  Working together to identify challenges and gaps in both disability employment services and between available workers and labor market needs, Florida built upon its existing disability and employment infrastructure to develop joint plans of action that address both inter-and intra-agency goals to ensure that any Floridian with a disability who wants a job is able to become economically self-sufficient.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Accommodations
Supported employment
Vocational rehabilitation
Other
Customized employment
Transition services
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment