We are pleased to announce a new collaboration and partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University for a research grant to assist young people with intellectual disabilities gain competitive employment.
This research grant will assist transition-age youth with ID/ASD (ages 18-24) in obtaining integrated employment. Participants will be randomly assigned at two locations: one managed by VCU in Richmond, VA, and one managed by TransCen in Milwaukee, WI. TransCen will work on this project by recruiting and working with participants at our new site in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Creative Employment Opportunities).
The grant’s overall objective is to test the effectiveness of customized employment as an intervention to facilitate employment for youth with disabilities.
The funding for this project is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (Research).