Affiliated Work

Improving Employment Outcomes

Supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be full members of the labor force.
ThinkWork is the hub for an array of programs related to employment for people with IDD at the Institute for Community Inclusion. Access to Integrated Employment and Real Work Stories are projects of ThinkWork.



  • Real Work Stories Employment success stories of people with IDD working in paid jobs in their communities.
A network of state IDD agencies developing strategy and policy that supports integrated employment outcomes.

AIDD Projects of National Significance (PNS) Data Network

PNS priorities include improving state employment policies and employment outcomes of individuals with IDD, collecting data on family support and service outcomes, and providing technical assistance and training for AIDD network entities.
Research and Training Center in Community Living
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
University of Colorado, Boulder