Add Us In Chicagoland Consortium

This project has two main goals: first, to identify and develop strategies to increase the capacity of small businesses and communities, to employ youth and adults with disabilities, and second, to enhance the opportunities and skills of individuals with disabilities pursuing employment or self-employment.

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Transition Model Implementation

The DRS Transition Model Implementation project seeks to improve the transition services delivered to youth with disabilities in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). More specifically, we focus on the implementation and staff development/training of the newly created interagency collaborative structure and process of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

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Vocational Rehabilitation Quality Assurance

The Vocational Rehabilitation Quality Assurance (VR QA) Project’s purpose is to implement a strategy with the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (IDRS) to promote data utilization by office supervisors to improve case management and the effectiveness and efficiency of vocational counselors.

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Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think-Tank

Created in partnership with the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and key stakeholders, ADOPT is a community-based initiative that supports capacity building, information sharing, referrals, and workforce integration for and with Asian Americans with disabilities (AAWDs) in Chicago.

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The Research and Training Center on Community Living: Vocational Rehabilitation Study

We examined data from 50,729 individuals with disability extracted from the virtual case management database from the state of Illinois Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency. The data covered a period of 6 years (January, 2004 through June, 2010) and was analyzed to assess predictors of employment success.

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Integrated Care Program for Medicaid Beneficiaries

As the State of Illinois embarks on a first time effort to bring Integrated Care to Medicaid Beneficiaries we are committed to evaluate its impact. An evaluation will ensure an efficient way of monitoring the implementation of this program and inform future expansions and/or changes to the program design.

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Mathematica Policy Research: Disability Research Consortium

Training Grants, Dissertation Fellowship Awards, 2 per year at $20,000 each

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