SDS and Integrated Employment RFP
The purpose of the Self-Directed Supports and Integrated Employment Innovation Project is to build on the strengths of Self-Determination and Self-Directed Supports in Wisconsin to improve employment outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. Research shows that self-determination skills are positively correlated with improved employment. Self-determination is an essential element for enhancing individual control and involvement in employment, and ultimately job satisfaction and success. This project will develop, pilot and evaluate an “Innovative SDS and Integrated Employment model” in Wisconsin that combines the key principles and practices of Self-Directed Supports (e.g., choice, control, authority, person-centered planning, relationships and community connections) with best practices in Integrated Employment (e.g., discovery, person-centered employment planning, personal profile development, customized employment practices) to help people with developmental disabilities participating in long-term care obtain integrated employment in the community. Go here for the request for proposals (RFP).