ICI Staff Briefed President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities on Employment
The Institute for Community Inclusion's (ICI) Jean Winsor and John Butterworth of the State Employment Leadership Network and ThinkWork briefed the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) on emerging employment strategies for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Their presentation highlighted the promising increase of people with ID participating in integrated employment, which is at its highest since 2001. Jean and John also shared helpful feedback from families who received employment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, they emphasized the ID systems’ critical needs: a clear pathway from non-work to work, the belief that people can work, responsive goals and action steps toward integrated employment, and a fundamental shift in how we approach employment supports.