Lead: Dr. Rachelle Hole – School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
Co-Lead: Dr. Tim Stainton – School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver
Employment is a key aspiration for individuals with I/DD and a key priority of the community living sector. Research demonstrates that employment enhances quality of life for most working-age adults and is a key mechanism for enhancing social inclusion. This research stream focuses on improving employment outcomes for individuals with I/DD with an additional focus on transitioning youth. Intervening early is key to improving employment outcomes for individuals with I/DD.