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Research To Practice: Innovations In Employment Supports: Washington State's Division Of Developmental Disabilities, John Butterworth, Allison Cohen Hall Aug 2003

Research To Practice: Innovations In Employment Supports: Washington State's Division Of Developmental Disabilities, John Butterworth, Allison Cohen Hall

Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

As evidence of the positive outcomes associated with integrated employment develops it is important to identify policy and practices at the state level that expand access to employment opportunity. This brief presents findings from Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) case study research focused on state agencies that support individuals with developmental disabilities.


Rockport Municipal Harbor Plan: Issues, Goals And Policies, Rockport Harbor Planning Committee, Town Of Rockport, Massachusetts, Urban Harbors Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jul 2003

Rockport Municipal Harbor Plan: Issues, Goals And Policies, Rockport Harbor Planning Committee, Town Of Rockport, Massachusetts, Urban Harbors Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Urban Harbors Institute Publications

This first phase of the plan for Rockport and its four (4) major harbor areas was developed to ensure growth, prosperity, and preservation of Rockport’s important resources through responsible and reasonable future use and management of the harbors and their shorelines.

The Plan has been prepared by the Town of Rockport to identify existing problems and to establish consensus about the character and quality of the harbors in the future. The Plan responds to a specific list of issues raised by the Harbor Planning Committee in a participatory planning process.

The Harbor Planning Committee is an ad hoc committee ...


Research To Practice: Local Vocational Rehabilitation Interagency Agreements For Employment: Partners, Collaborative Activities, And Impact, Cynthia A. Smith, Deborah S. Metzel, Bob Schalock May 2003

Research To Practice: Local Vocational Rehabilitation Interagency Agreements For Employment: Partners, Collaborative Activities, And Impact, Cynthia A. Smith, Deborah S. Metzel, Bob Schalock

Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

Federal legislation and state policies increasingly mandate or encourage interagency agreements and collaboration. This study examined the content and impact of interagency agreements between the local office of VR and the following local state agencies for FY1999: Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, local schools, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.


Seniors In Public Housing, Jan Mutchler, Francis G. Caro May 2003

Seniors In Public Housing, Jan Mutchler, Francis G. Caro

Gerontology Institute Publications

In recent years, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) discovered that nearly 40% of the seniors (residents aged 62 and over) living in their public housing developments were living in family housing developments rather than in senior/disabled housing developments. Administrators at the BHA were aware that some seniors lived in family developments, but they were committed to learning more systematically about this population and their needs. They turned to the Gerontology Institute at the University at Massachusetts Boston as a partner in this effort. With funding from the Boston Foundation, the collaboration resulted in a research and policy development effort ...


The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Apr 2003

The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the Massachusetts electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Referendum Ballot Question 2 (Q. 2), sponsored by California millionaire Ron Unz. The passage of this initiative by close to 70% of the voters effectively ended bilingual education in the state as it had been known for thirty years. Exit polling done at selected cities in Massachusetts by the Mauricio Gaston Institute and UMass Poll revealed, however, that out of a total 1,491 Latinos polled, a vast majority of them, around 93%, had voted in favor of rejecting Q. 2 and keeping bilingual education in place.

Indeed, Q. 2 ...


Research To Practice: Medicaid Involvement In Employment-Related Programs- Findings From The National Survey Of State Systems And Employment For People With Disabilities, Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski, Dana Scott Gilmore, Susan Foley Mar 2003

Research To Practice: Medicaid Involvement In Employment-Related Programs- Findings From The National Survey Of State Systems And Employment For People With Disabilities, Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski, Dana Scott Gilmore, Susan Foley

Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

This brief analyzes data from ICI's National Survey of State Systems and Employment for People with Disabilities regarding the priority Medicaid agencies place on employment and their involvement in recent policy initiatives.


Policy Brief: The Applicability Of The Ada To Personal Assistance Services In The Workplace, Robert Silverstein Feb 2003

Policy Brief: The Applicability Of The Ada To Personal Assistance Services In The Workplace, Robert Silverstein

Policy Briefs Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

This policy brief addresses whether providing personal assistance services in the workplace is a reasonable accommodation as defined in the ADA, and if so, under which circumstances.


Research To Practice: High-Performing States In Integrated Employment, Allison Cohen Hall, John Butterworth, Dana Scott Gilmore, Deborah Metzel Feb 2003

Research To Practice: High-Performing States In Integrated Employment, Allison Cohen Hall, John Butterworth, Dana Scott Gilmore, Deborah Metzel

Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

Despite recent improvements, community employment outcomes vary widely across states. This report highlights successful practices of states that were identified as "high performers" in integrated employment for people served by state MR/DD agencies.


Tools For Inclusion: Making It Easier To Go To Work: What The Changes At Social Security Mean To You, David Hoff, Elena Varney, Lisa O'Connor Jan 2003

Tools For Inclusion: Making It Easier To Go To Work: What The Changes At Social Security Mean To You, David Hoff, Elena Varney, Lisa O'Connor

Tools for Inclusion Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

Recent changes to Social Security reduce the financial consequences of working for people who receive benefits. This publication explains the changes and how they impact people with disabilities who want to work.