February 18, 2016
Lessons from Colorado's Community Link
ACL Series Highlights Promising Practices in Integrated Employment
ACL is highlighting examples of promising practices for employment benefits designed to meet the needs of individuals, promote integrated employment, and comply with requirements of the HCBS settings rule and the Supreme Court’s Olmstead v. L.C. ruling.
Twenty-five years ago Community Link in Colorado developed a strategic plan to convert their sheltered workshops to a more integrated employment support model. After gaining experience with congregate models, Community Link now offers more individualized approaches using Medicaid and vocational rehabilitation funding. Read more about Community Link's expereince here.
You can also read our first post in this series to learn about the Arc of Washington’s efforts to transition youth into integrated employment.
ACL is interested in hearing from states, providers, and advocates working on integrated employment. Share your successes, challenges, and questions by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.