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About Show-Me-Careers

Our Goal        

        The primary goal of Show-Me-Careers is to scale-up or enhance effective practices that support the seamless transition from school to inclusive employment or post-secondary education for youth and young adults ages 16-30 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Our Focus

       Show-Me-Careers believes that improved collaboration, policies, funding, and practices that support transitions to employment at the system level will support scaling-up of evidence based practices on the community level which will result in improved employment outcomes on the individual level. 

Our Leadership Consortium 

        A Leadership Consortium of state agencies was formed to lead the statewide initiative. The Consortium has developed a set of Guiding Principles that serves as the foundation for scaling-up transition to employment initiatives that are planned within the communities. The Consortium includes:

Our Pilot Communities 

     Pilot Communities Map   In order to scale-up or enhance evidence based practices that support seamless transition, seven Missouri Pilot Communities were chosen through a competitive application process to test ideas on how to bring real and lasting change in the area of transition. Pilot communities developed plans tailored to their local needs and available resources. The Pilot Communities selected to receive funding, coaching, leadership training, and technical supports are:

Show-Me-Careers is funded through a grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.