The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Leadership Network on Employment Innovation. The Leadership Network will operate for two years and is designed to support a group of 10 providers who have recently transitioned away from billing sheltered work prevocational services.
By participating in the Leadership Network, these providers signal their commitment to engaging in program transformation to innovate, enhance, and refocus their services to support achievement of competitive integrated employment outcomes.
The Leadership Network supports DDRS’ goal to increase individual competitive integrated employment jobs reported in the Day and Employment Services Outcome System report from 23% to 38% by 2027 and ultimately to realize the vision that Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the right to live, love, work, learn, play and pursue their dreams in their community.
Participating providers will receive $50,000 per year (for a total of $100,000 over two years) to support dedication of key staff and organizational resources to robust participation in the Leadership Network.
Beginning May 2, 2022, qualifying providers are invited complete the Interest Form to indicate their intent to participate in the Leadership Network on Employment Innovation.
To qualify, a provider must:
More information about provider qualifications, Leadership Network participation expectations, and the information asked when completing the Interest Form can be found at DDRS Announcements webpage.
There is space available in the Leadership Network for up to 10 qualifying providers; spots will be made available to qualifying providers on a first-come, first-served basis. The Leadership Network is expected to begin meeting in summer 2022. Submitted Interest Forms will be considered through May 31, 2022.
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