Competitive Integrated Employment: Positive Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

White man who appears to have Down syndrome working at computer

Positive outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who obtain Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) were reported in a new research study ( ) in the areas of economics, psychological health, and physical health. The research findings are summarized in the postcard below. Benefits were also identified in many other “quality of life” areas including self-determination, personal independence, autonomy and maladaptive behaviors.

* This summary and postcard are for general information and reference purposes. The original article is owned and copyright protected by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Citation: Taylor, J., Avellone, L., Brooke, V., Wehman, P., Inge, K., Schall, C., & Iwanaga, K. (2022). The impact of competitive integrated employment on economic, psychological, and physical health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 1-12.

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Competitive Integrated Employment Outcomes postcard (text at link)