Welcome! This site highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities. Through the use of innovative, front-line employment support practices, these individuals are earning money, forming networks, and contributing to their communities. Learn more about these people and the promising practices that led to their success.
Here is a definition of Intellectual Disability.
Here is a definition of Developmental Disability.
Visit this page on the Institute for Community Inclusion website for stories about promising practices by state agencies.
Scroll down this page for current featured stories, or use the menu at left to browse all stories by category.

select to view map Find stories by region Click to browse stories by region

Hide map

Maggie: Carving out a Job to Increase Business Efficiency

Jared: Full-Time Employment with the Right Expectations and Supports

Ryan: Transitioning into a Successful Job Match

Brian: How Family Support Helped Start a Business

Jeremy: How Early Work Experiences Supported Personal and Career Development

Izzy: Building Employment Skills Through an Internship

Ian: Family Engagement During the Transition from School to Work

Zachary: Finding a Job in Web Design Through Networking

Francesca: How a Service Term Led to a Paid Position