Publication Year: 2013
This case study features King County School-to-Work project as employed by Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. It particularly focuses on interagency partnerships and collaboration for the purpose of improving employment outcomes for transition-age youth with developmental disabilities.
The School-to-Work (STW) project in King County, Washington assists students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in obtaining employment after leaving high school. STW is a collaborative effort between 17 school districts in King County, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), 15 employment service providers, the King County Work Training program, and the King County Developmental Disabilities Division (KCDDD). DVR and KCDDD have taken a lead role in this project in funding and coordinating youth employment service delivery. The project streamlines transition services provided by DVR, KCDDD, and employment vendors to improve employment outcomes for students.