Employment: A Toolkit for Interagency Collaboration

The ICDR Employment toolkit promotes additional research by federal agencies and departments as well as collaboration in the field of employment for people with disabilities by describing current employment resources and providing examples of federal employment promotion activities. It also describes resources on various subtopics focusing on the employment of people with disabilities. In addition, the toolkit identifies unexplored employment research areas that could benefit from interagency collaboration. Examples of areas for future research focusing on technology include examining the economic benefit of designing products for accessibility at the onset versus later revision or modification. Examples focusing on practice and policy include identifying evidence-based practices to support youth transition to postsecondary education and employment, developing opportunities to scale transition interventions, and advancing the study of career pathways that include people with disabilities.