Idaho
This Executive Order establishes the Workforce Development Council within the Executive Office of the Governor, which includes representatives from a community-based organization for individuals with disabilities and from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
This bill establishes the legislature's intent that the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation work with community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) to understand the impact that the level of fees for service has on their ability to recruit and retain qualified workers, and reappropriates funding to be used for a one-year rate increase to CRPs.
This bill establishes the extended employment services program for the purpose of increasing employment opportunities for people 16 years of age or older who have a disability that constitutes a barrier to maintaining paid employment without long-term vocational support.
This program enables students with disabilities to spend one week on the Idaho State University campus and develop skills in job exploration, interviewing, self-advocacy, independent living, community integration, budgeting, technology use, and college life. Activities include experiencing college classes, receiving career counseling, touring campus, and meeting disability services staff.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides training and skills that enable blind and visually impaired people to live, work, and compete alongside their sighted peers. It teaches clients non-visual ways to perform everyday tasks, so that they can stay productive and competitive under any conditions.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: University of Idaho, Center on Disabilities and Human Development
Entity Type: College / University
Students spend one week on the Boise State University campus to experience college life, learn how to take notes in college, access the Educational Access Center, understand financial aid, and more.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: DisAbility Rights Idaho
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This summer program helps students prepare to attend post-secondary schooling. It focuses on the unique issues that a blind or visually impaired student may encounter when preparing to attend a trade school, two year college, or university.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program trains facilitators who will work with youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including transition teachers, Department of Labor Disability Coordinators, and parents) to help youth identify their core gifts and talents and create a strong link to identified gifts in transition plans.
Operating Entity: Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: Other
This program provides counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher learning, as well as information about college applications and admissions, assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and resources that may be used to support individual student success.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program is a work-readiness camp and post-secondary transition program for students ages 15 to 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students engage in four weeks of paid work experience and learn how to find and secure long-term employment and about the skills and technology that might help them in the pursuit.
Operating Entity: Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program matches students with disabilities to workplace mentors according to their expressed career interests. Students experience a typical day on the job and learn how to prepare to enter the world of work.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
The Idaho Interagency Council on Secondary Transition advises, reviews, analyzes, and monitors the implementation of the State’s Interagency Agreement on Secondary Transition to increase the number of students with disabilities who are actively engaged in postsecondary education, employment, and community activities. Members include the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE), Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR), Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), Boise State University, Idaho State University, Department of Correction, local educational agencies, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
IDYLF is a six-day, hands-on career and civic leadership program for young adults 16-21 with disabilities. It provides participants the opportunity to learn full citizenship skills, including advocacy, leadership, community participation and employment skills.
Operating Entity: Idaho State Independent Living Council
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program enables students to participate in one week of non-paid job readiness training to prepare for work, followed by a part-time paid experience for five weeks. On-the-job worksite trainers provide support to students as needed.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 11 western states plus two territories. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: PEAK Parent Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Idaho Parents Unlimited
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: DisAbility Rights Idaho
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program enables students to spend five days and four nights learning skills that will lead to successful employment. Students are exposed to jobs that focus on environmental science and participate in hands-on activities that teach scientific and ecological principles.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program pairs vocational rehabilitation counselors with school districts, parents, and students who are blind or visually impaired to develop a coordinated transition plan detailing the student's current academic progress, interests, vocational goals, and needs.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides one-on-one and group setting instruction to teach students with disabilities about their rights and responsibilities; how to request accommodations or services and supports; and how to communicate their thoughts, concerns, and needs in order to prepare them for peer mentoring opportunities with individuals working in their area of interest. Students can also participate in informational interviews.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This 6- to 8-week work experience program enables students who are blind or visually impaired to live in supervised dorms and work in competitive jobs during the week (with on-the-job support). Through SWEP, students enhance their work skills, confidence, and self-esteem.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides information and best practices in secondary transition planning for students in special education to educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, and school administrators. School districts teams from across the state learn new strategies and develop district transition plans to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. It is an initiative of the Idaho Interagency Council on Secondary Transition, which is comprised of a variety of stakeholders.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program offers a variety of transition services for youth with disabilities as they prepare for life beyond high school, including career exploration and counseling, workplace readiness training, job shadowing, and work based learning experiences. The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation also collaborates with school districts to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to students with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Students spend one week on the University of Idaho campus to experience college life, learn how to take notes in college, access disability support services, understand financial aid, learn independent living skills, and more.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: Montana State University - Billings, Montana Center for Inclusive Education
Entity Type: College / University
This program helps people with any disability find jobs throughout the community. Services include job training and support, as well as assistance writing resumes, filling out applications, making employer contacts, and developing interviewing skills.
Operating Entity: The Arc of Idaho
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides paid pre-employment experience for students with disabilities ages 15-21 through the creation of artistic products for professional businesses and non-profits.
Operating Entity: Idaho Parents Unlimited
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
Students with disabilities participate in a leadership in training (LIT) or a counselor in training (CIT) summer camp. The LIT program takes a deeper look into leadership, team building, and problem solving, and the CIT program teaches the work skills needed to be a camp counselor and work with children.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
Idaho provides a general FAQ that includes information pertaining to IEPs and service provision during school closures. They discuss the review process to determine whether students on an IEP are eligible for compensatory services, describe best practices for adjusting IEPs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and list resources for families of special education students attempting to assist and engage with the distance learning process.
Operating Entity: Idaho Department of Education
Idaho created a document providing general information and guidance for administering special education services during distance learning. It describes how schools should adjust IEP plans and instruction for students on an IEP on an individualized basis. It focuses on school-level practices of providing the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Idaho Department of Education
Topic(s): , Distance Learning, IEP
Idaho produced a webinar series that provides comprehensive information and Q&A sessions in multiple updated installments. These webinars include information on Idaho policy for assisting students with disabilities, the process by which students may receive assistive technology, and additional distance learning resources for students with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Idaho Department of Education