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Olmstead WorkFORCE Action Research Demonstrations

This document was developed by the National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult. The center is based at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and funded through the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) grant number E-9-4-1-0071. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The target groups served were people with disabilities who were either unemployed or underemployed and who were:

(1) In non-work, segregated work, or transitioning to work settings; Expected to be or are determined to be covered under the Olmstead decision and/or Executive Order; and therefore part of the state overall Olmstead planning process; or

(2) Awaiting employment service and supports following a move from a residential facility, or a part of a plan to move into a community under the Supreme Court's decision in Olmstead and/or Olmstead Executive Order.

The WorkFORCE Demonstration Research initiatives were: