TransCen has secured a contract with the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) to assist them in improving employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Indiana.
The State of Indiana has set an ambitious goal of increasing the number of individuals with disabilities who obtain competitive, integrated employment from 23% in 2022 to 38% by 2027. Indiana DDRS has tapped TransCen to lead activities focused on helping local employment providers “transform” their services to models that promote real jobs in the community for those who want one.
Activities include facilitating learning collaboratives with service providers so they may learn and apply current employment practices and Value Stream Mapping, a strategic planning process that helps providers reimagine their programs and set a plan for making changes. TransCen will also be conducting pilot programs with school districts to help improve their capacity to facilitate work experiences for students with disabilities and conduct listening sessions with self-advocates and families.