Individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities are successful workers in today's workforce but may need the support of a qualified employment provider to obtain, maintain, or seek promotional opportunities.
Qualified job coaches and job developers can:
- Assist people with their employment goals,
- Help them get, learn and keep the jobs of their choice and
- Provide support to employers to assure their expectations are met,
Become a qualified employment provider/vendor
An individual or agency wishing to be paid for delivering employment services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities must be a qualified provider/vendor of employment services through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), through Vocational Rehabilitation, or both.
Find out how to become a qualified vendor through Vocational Rehabilitation services
Find out how to become a qualified provider through the Office of Developmental Disability Services
In 2017, DHS issued innovation grants to providers statewide to create materials or training resources to help with capacity-building. This section contains those materials, and other helpful resources, to support training and outreach efforts.
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