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Contact: Linda Rolfe 360-725-3461,
Contact: Kathy Spears 360-902-7893,
March 22, 2012
Washington launches information website featuring employment data about people with developmental disabilities
OLYMPIA – Employment outcome information for people with developmental disabilities is now available in a national data base, called the Employment Supports Performance Outcome Information System http://www.statedata.info/washington-ddd/. The information includes hours worked and wages earned.
The information system was created through a partnership between the Department of Social and Health Services' Aging and Disability Services Administration and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.
The information comes from the employment support programs funded by the Department's Division of Developmental Disabilities and administered by Washington's 39 counties.
Data is available from July 2007 and contains information on hours of service received in employment and day programs, hours worked and earnings. A query function will allow users to create individualized reports and graphs to identify employment trends and outcomes.
Washington's data contributes to the annual Institute for Community Inclusion publication "State Data: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes."
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