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Work Incentives Network (WIN) Survey Results - Oregon

In April of 2009, WIN conducted this survey, which was sent to over a thousand of its participants. WIN is a free service designed to help people with disabilities understand and use employment programs in Oregon and/or federal work incentives programs. Because it's goal is to help disabled persons navigate the sometimes differing and sometimes conflicting eligibility criteria that discourage individuals from working, this survey is centered around consumer input.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52079

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Work Incentives Network (WIN) Presentation - Oregon

One of the biggest challenges for low-income adults with disabilities who want to work is how to keep health benefits after obtaining employment. WIN is a free service designed to help people with disabilities understand and use employment programs in Oregon and/or federal work incentives programs to obtain, maintain or advance in employment while still meeting critical needs. For this investment, Oregon gets increased tax revenue and decreased reliance on state and federal funded services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52077

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Pathways to Success, 2008: The Stories of Real People - Connecticut

Connect-Ability’s goal of enhancing and supporting employment for people with disabilities is informed in large part by the experiences of people with disabilities themselves. The Pathways to Success project collects information on individual experiences, on an ongoing basis through periodic in-person interviews. With this information, the findings will be used to inform not only state agency policy, but also potential employers, so that they may better assist job seekers with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52075

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Special Education Transition Services: Results of a Statewide Survey - Connecticut

This is a survey of Connecticut school districts concerning transition, work experience and community participation services for students receiving special education services. This survey, focused on youth in transition; stakeholder education; recruitment, employment, and retention; transportation; and technical assistance. The results and subsequent strategic plan will be useful to the State Department of Education for continuing technical assistance and training to school districts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52074

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Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities: Supporting and Encouraging Employment

In an effort to understand the services and strategies that sustain employment, the state of Washington conducted an evaluation of Washington’s Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities Program. This program is the state’s version of Medicaid Buy-In, and the results show that enrollees are working more hours, earning more money, paying health insurance premiums, contributing more in taxes relying less on food stamps.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52073

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Vocational Rehabilitation Needs Assessment – Maine

This assessment is designed to answer important questions about the population eligible for DVR services that live in Maine and their vocational rehabilitation needs. Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and retain employment in integrated community settings. The goal is to provide services to all eligible consumers at the time that they need them to achieve competitive, community-based employment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52072

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Memorandum of Understanding – Alaska

Review this sample of an MOU between the Alaskan Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Alaskan Division of Behavioral Health. It addresses providing equal access to employment, not just as a fundamental right for those affected by behavioral disabilities, but as an essential step towards better behavioral health. Use this sample MOU as a template if your program were trying to craft a similar document.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52070

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What Happens to Medicaid Buy-In Participants After They Leave the Program?

The Medicaid Buy-In program is a key component of the federal effort to make it easier for people with disabilities to work without losing health benefits. This issue brief, the ninth in a series on workers with disabilities, examines the prevalence and characteristics of Medicaid Buy-In participants who leave the program as well as their participation status in other public programs and their employment outcomes after disenrollment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52047

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