Idaho

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The Employment First movement is perpetual in Idaho, where anybody with the will to work is never stuck being a "couch potato."

2014 State Population.
1.37%
Change from
2013 to 2014
1,634,464
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
99,623
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.66%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,629
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
5.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38.78%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.69%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.73%

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 1,595,728 1,612,136 1,634,464
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 103,489 105,862 99,623
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 39,926 38,884 38,629
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 629,066 632,558 644,653
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 38.58% 36.73% 38.78%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 74.76% 75.21% 75.73%
Overall unemployment rate. 7.20% 6.10% 4.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 22.40% 21.30% 20.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.00% 14.70% 14.80%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 103,154 111,162 108,194
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 92,140 97,668 96,586
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 181,600 190,875 187,488
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 1,481 2,050 1,037
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 12,975 14,299 15,657
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 4,003 4,587 3,749
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,012 2,416 1,665
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 4,332 5,332 6,274
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 2,827 3,350 4,020

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,578 1,547 1,668
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.60% 5.40% 5.70%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 42,382 43,423 43,820

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 1,202 1,218 1,360
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,633 2,421 2,414
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 6,417 9,277 11,628
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 18.70% 13.10% 11.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.40% 8.10% 3.50%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.50% 0.60% 0.40%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 6.60% 9.50% 5.00%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 53.80% 32.00% 19.80%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 135 493 436
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 52 34 44
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 628 573 613
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 5,112 1,936 2,448

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 15,239 14,064 11,705
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05 0.05 0.06

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 41 41 31
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 27 30 25
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 66.00% 73.00% 81.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.70 1.88 1.55

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
3,043
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 14 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 291 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 557 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 642 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,111 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 428 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 35.70% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 2,275 1,754
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 63,228 64,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 90 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 107 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2009 2012
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $1,633,000 $1,058,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $15,880,000 $9,260,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0 $9,392,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 5.00% 3.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 5,274 2,384
Number of people served in facility based work. N/A 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,891 2,145
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 20.40 12.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.70% 60.40% 60.12%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.30% 11.40% 10.83%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.30% 1.20% 1.21%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 32.00% 22.60% 55.00%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 19.00% N/A 18.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 32.00% 44.50% 41.30%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 75.00% 68.10% 61.94%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 13.00% N/A 23.08%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 826,034
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,049
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 47,881
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 585,721
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 633,602
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 176
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 606
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 782
AbilityOne wages (products). $296,602
AbilityOne wages (services). $8,126,422

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 1 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 11 8
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 8
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 343
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 343

 


Idaho Senate Bill 1268 “Relating to the Council on Developmental Disabilities; Amending Section 267-6704, Idaho Code, To Revise Provisions Regarding Council Membership and to Make Technical Corrections” - 07/01/2016

“67-6704.COMPOSITION.(1) The council shall consist of twenty-three 23) members to be appointed by the governor, at least sixty percent (60%)of whom shall be individuals with developmental disabilities, parents or Guardians of children with developmental disabilities, or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves. These members shall not represent any other category of membership. (2) At least five (5) of the members shall Be persons with a developmental disability, and at least seven (7) of the members shall be parents or guardians of children with a developmental disability”

Systems
  • Other

Idaho HB 476 - 03/18/2014

“Idaho Code 56-255 (3) (e) (ii) describes Medicaid services for people with developmental disabilities. The total amount of Medicaid developmental disability services a person can receive is limited by an individual budget amount, determined by a formula based on individual assessments. In 2011, H 260 added language to this Section which limited individual budget modifications to only those services needed to protect the health or safety of the person. One unintended consequence of this change was that it prohibited budget modifications that would allow the person to obtain or maintain employment. Medicaid can pay for Community Supported Employment (CSE) services or specialized training and support for a person with a developmental disability in a job setting. The effect of this limitation was to reduce the number of people getting on-the-job training and support, from 275 participants in 2010, to 182 participants in 2013. This bill would allow people with developmental disabilities to modify their individual budgets by adding Community Supported Employment services to their plan, when these services are needed to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.


Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation “Field Services Policy Manual “ - 08/11/2016

A field policy manual for all aspects of operation of Idaho’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department “The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) program assists eligible persons with disabilities to prepare for and achieve an employment outcome. “Employment outcome” means entering or retaining full-time, or if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent possible.… Competitive employment is work performed in the integrated labor market in which the customer is compensated at or above minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and benefits paid for the same or similar work performed by customers who do not have a disability.” Approved 8/11/2016 Effective 7/1/2017

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

“Idaho IEP Guidance Handbook” State Department of Education - 08/01/2016

“In order to best meet IDEA and to prepare our students for post-secondary education, training, employment and independent living, transition plans must be in place before a student’s 16th birthday. This chapter includes The steps required to complete an IEP Transition Plan. Transition Planning at 14 Beginning when the child is age 14 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must address (within the applicable parts of the IEP) the courses he or she needs to take to reach his or her post-school goals. A statement of transition services needs must also be included in each of the child's subsequent IEPs. Transition Planning at 16 Beginning when the child is age 16 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must state what transition services are needed to help the child to prepare for leaving school.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission on Aging “No Wrong Door” - 04/21/2015

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Extended Employment Services provide Community Supported Employment (CSE), long-term on-the-job supports in integrated settings for people who have developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and traumatic brain injury. EES also provides Work Services composed of non-work and training towards employment in segregated settings.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Developmental Disabilities”

“The Department of Health and Welfare can help provide a number of services to assist adults and children with developmental disabilities. Some of these services include: physical and occupational therapy, housing and living supports, chore services, employment support, environmental modifications, home delivered meals, nursing services, respite care, habilitative supports, family education, crisis intervention, and in-school supports, to name a few.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities “2016 Work Plan”

Objective 1.3– Employment First Create more opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have jobs in the community that are integrated, inclusive, and pay more than minimum wage by working with partners on a statewide employment first project that includes educating communities, training staff, and writing at least one state policy by September 2016 to improve services that support fully integrated, competitive employment. FY 2016 Activities •Convene Employment First Consortium, support workgroups •Utilize opportunities for technical assistance from national experts through the Employment Learning Community, ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Project, and other resources •With key partners, draft recommendations for adding employment service options under the Idaho Medicaid program in line with HCBS rules •Build public awareness and support for Employment First message •Promote Idaho Disability Employment Awareness Month activities including Take Your Legislator to Work and post awareness information •Support employment planning training opportunities for transition- age youth and families •Review research reports and state system data related to employment services •Monitor employment related policies and program changes •Participate in project-relevant councils, committees, and workgroups

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Idaho State Rehabilitation Council Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities (2015 Annual Report)

Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities Pre-employment Transition Services include: -Job exploration counseling -Work-based learning experiences -Counselling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary training -Workplace readiness training to develop social and independent living skills -Instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired: VR 2016 State Plan

ICBVI’s Vocational Rehabilitation plan is outlined and includes details about cooperative agreements and partnerships with other agencies and employers as well as provisions for supported employment services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partners in Policymaking 2016

Idaho Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Partners receive information, training, resources, and skill building so they may have the best possible life experiences for themselves and for their children. Partners in Policymaking was created in 1986 by Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The program was developed specifically to teach people with disabilities and families of young children with disabilities to: Work on long-term change. Become active partners with policymakers who will shape policies that impact people with disabilities and families. Understand possibilities and how to create them.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other

Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities

The mission of CID is “to protect, promote and advance the rights and interests of people with disabilities of all ages in Idaho in a manner consistent with the following principles:    1. CID will promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities to meaningful personal choice and self determination.    2. CID will promote the right to independence and self sufficiency for people with disabilities.    3. CID will promote the right to inclusive, adapted, accessible services, residences, education, health care and employment for people with disabilities.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho State Rehabilitation Council

“Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho. The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.   The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Cooperative Services Agreement: DoE, VR & Blind and Visually Impaired

“This Cooperative Services Agreement has been developed with multiple purposes in mind. First, this agreement is intended to provide a coordinated, comprehensive system focusing on youth with disabilities as they transition from secondary to post-school activities. Beyond that, the information contained in this agreement serves to provide guidance to the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) regarding roles and responsibilities around issues related to transition.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Employment First Consortium

“The Idaho Employment First Consortium was established and is supported by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities for the purpose of improving how employment services and systems work in Idaho so that people with developmental disabilities are able to reach their career goals. It includes representatives from state agencies, advocacy organizations, service providers, parents, and self-advocates. Seventeen Consortium members met for the first time in April 2012 and continue to meet monthly on an ongoing basis. The group has adopted an Employment First message with defined common values and a vision for our state: ‘All Idahoans with disabilities have the right and responsibility to work and contribute to their community.’

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Disability Employment Initiative Round 7 - 09/14/2016

State of Idaho $2,500,000 Grantees of this year’s awards will use the funds to: •Improve employment outcomes and increase the number of individuals with disabilities who earn credentials. •Provide more and diversified job-driven training opportunities. •Facilitate academic and employment transition among youth. •Incorporate flexible approaches to designing and providing training and supportive services, including customized employment strategies to help jobseekers with significant disabilities. •Build effective community partnerships and collaborations across multiple service delivery systems and the effective blending and braiding of resources. •Promote more active engagement with the business sector.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment

Idaho Disability Employment Initiative - 10/01/2013

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is a three-year federal grant-funded program that improves education, training, employment opportunities, and employment outcomes for people who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. In 2013, Idaho was awarded a Round 4 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. This will end in 2016.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Idaho Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Demonstration designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. The Demonstration is designed to help people to move, also called transition, from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment. In Idaho, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration is known as Idaho Home Choice.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Parents Unlimited “What is Parents Unlimited?” - 07/18/2016

Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services: Training Conference on Disabilities and Mental Health - 10/09/2015

"Kristina “Kris” Kennedy is the President and Director of DTG-EMP’s only US affiliate company, Kenfield Consulting, Inc. Kris has been a leader in improving employment outcomes for persons with barriers to employment since 1984. She is a national speaker and trainer on best practice in the areas of job preparation, job development and job placement." Her two presentations covered, “Employment Outcomes Fundamentals (Part 1)” and “Customize the Job: ‘How to Make Jobs from Scratch’.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Training Clearinghouse - Transition to Work for Youth with Significant Disabilities - 08/31/2015

“This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. They are not face to face classes.” The course was available from August 31 to December 7, 2015. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

ID Department of Labor: Job Hunting Guide for People with Disabilities

“This book can help Idahoans with disabilities: understand their strengths and knowledge concerning work, organize their job search, Identify potential work areas, prepare for job interview questions, understand their rights and protection under the ADA, and locate agencies and governmental programs to assist them. This book can help Idaho employers: ensure equality of opportunity for individuals with disabilities, understand the rights and protections granted to individuals with disabilities under the ADA, and understand and be reassured that individuals with disabilities are capable workers."

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Idaho "Able to Work" Project

This portal of employment information for employment seekers, business, and service providers seeks to promote more and better employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Bureau of Facility Standards - Employment Definitions for People with Disabilities

These slides serve as an overview of Idaho's regulatory definitions of types of employment for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ID Council on DD: "Discovering Personal Genius" Training

Training on Discovering Personal Genius, an employment planning tool and model for individual employment evaluation that results in a comprehensive vocational profile. Discovering Personal Genius uses a person-centered community-based observation and trial in real-time community activities to determine the strengths, skills, and interests of the person. It also includes exploration through informational interviews of potential employers in the community.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.


Idaho State Transition Plan - 07/29/2016

Coming Into Compliance with HCBS Setting Requirements: Public Notice and Request for Comment The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in t he Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver. Copies of the waivers can be viewed at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Systems
  • Other

“HCBS Rules” - 07/01/2016

The Medicaid HCBS rules are contained in the Medicaid Enhanced rules in IDAPA 16.03.10 and the Consumer-Directed Services rules in IDAPA 16.03.13 which are published on the Idaho Department of Administration Website. A direct link to these two sections of rules is posted on this page, under the “What’s New” section. The Medicaid HCBS rules implement requirements to ensure that individuals receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services are integrated in and supported to gain full access to their community.

Systems
  • Other

Application for a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver - 07/01/2016

“The purpose of this amendment to Idaho's Act Early Waiver is: 1. To conduct a thorough review of waiver language to ensure it is consistent with current operational practices, including service plan development and complaint/critical incident systems, and to ensure alignment with recent Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) changes in response to the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule. 2. To align DD waiver performance measures with the updated CMS sub-assurances and to ensure performance measures reflect current data source and sampling practices. The Department is also taking this opportunity to ensure that performance measures aligned across Idaho's HCBS waivers.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Request for an Amendment to a §1915(c) HCBS Waiver: ID Developmental Disabilities (Amendment # ID.0076.R05.02) - 07/01/2014

“In March 2014, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 476 which amended Section 56-255 of Idaho Code. Revisions to Idaho Code direct the state to allow Developmental Disability budget modifications only when needed to obtain or maintain employment or when health and safety issues are identified. Budget modifications for either of these reasons must meet criteria as defined in Department rule. This amendment adds the ability for the state to allow budget modifications when the modification is needed for the participant to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho HCBS State Transition Plan - 03/17/2014

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community‐Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver.” “The following Transition Plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Aged & Disabled Waiver (1076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

"Provides adult day care, attendant care, day hab, homemaker, residential hab, respite, supported employment, adult residential care, chore, companion services, consultation, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, nonmedical transportation, PERS, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and individuals w/PD ages 18-64."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Developmental Disabilities Waiver (0076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

This waiver  "Provides residential hab, respite, supported employment, specialized medical equipment and supplies, community support, FMS, support broker, adult day care, behavior consultation/crisis management, chore, dental, environmental accessibility adaptation, home delivered meals, PERS, skilled nursing, non-medical transportation for individuals w/autism, DD, IID ages 18 - no max age."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Home and Community Based Settings”

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. … Idaho has completed its’ fourth version of the state plan. This plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules. It is Idaho’s effort to comply/demonstrate compliance with the regulations around Home and Community Based (HCB) setting requirements.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Home and Community Based Services”

“New Series of HCBS Training's Continues The next trainings will be In-Person trainings for Certified Family Homes, Residential Assisted Living Facilities, Developmental Disabilities Agencies, and Adult Day Health Centers, held in Lewiston and Coeur d’ Alene. There will be three repeated training sessions in each location. The HCBS Project Team will present information on the new IDAPA Home and Community-Based Services rules, the Provider Toolkit, and the Provider Self-Assessment Tool.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Medicaid State Plan

The Idaho Medicaid State Plan is made up of the Standard State Plan which includes mandatory minimum benefits and three Benchmark Benefit plans that are aligned with the health needs of Idahoans and includes an emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Large Tablet

Snapshot

The Employment First movement is perpetual in Idaho, where anybody with the will to work is never stuck being a "couch potato."

2014 State Population.
1.37%
Change from
2013 to 2014
1,634,464
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
99,623
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.66%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,629
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
5.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38.78%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.69%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.73%

State Data

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 1,595,728 1,612,136 1,634,464
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 103,489 105,862 99,623
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 39,926 38,884 38,629
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 629,066 632,558 644,653
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 38.58% 36.73% 38.78%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 74.76% 75.21% 75.73%
Overall unemployment rate. 7.20% 6.10% 4.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 22.40% 21.30% 20.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.00% 14.70% 14.80%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 103,154 111,162 108,194
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 92,140 97,668 96,586
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 181,600 190,875 187,488
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 1,481 2,050 1,037
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 12,975 14,299 15,657
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 4,003 4,587 3,749
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,012 2,416 1,665
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 4,332 5,332 6,274
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 2,827 3,350 4,020

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,578 1,547 1,668
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.60% 5.40% 5.70%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 42,382 43,423 43,820

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 1,202 1,218 1,360
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,633 2,421 2,414
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 6,417 9,277 11,628
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 18.70% 13.10% 11.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.40% 8.10% 3.50%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.50% 0.60% 0.40%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 6.60% 9.50% 5.00%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 53.80% 32.00% 19.80%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 135 493 436
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 52 34 44
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 628 573 613
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 5,112 1,936 2,448

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 15,239 14,064 11,705
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05 0.05 0.06

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 41 41 31
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 27 30 25
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 66.00% 73.00% 81.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.70 1.88 1.55

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
3,043
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 14 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 291 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 557 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 642 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,111 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 428 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 35.70% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 2,275 1,754
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 63,228 64,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 90 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 107 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2009 2012
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $1,633,000 $1,058,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $15,880,000 $9,260,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0 $9,392,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 5.00% 3.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 5,274 2,384
Number of people served in facility based work. N/A 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,891 2,145
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 20.40 12.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.70% 60.40% 60.12%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.30% 11.40% 10.83%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.30% 1.20% 1.21%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 32.00% 22.60% 55.00%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 19.00% N/A 18.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 32.00% 44.50% 41.30%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 75.00% 68.10% 61.94%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 13.00% N/A 23.08%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 826,034
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,049
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 47,881
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 585,721
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 633,602
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 176
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 606
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 782
AbilityOne wages (products). $296,602
AbilityOne wages (services). $8,126,422

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 1 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 11 8
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 8
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 343
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 343

 

Legislation


Idaho Senate Bill 1268 “Relating to the Council on Developmental Disabilities; Amending Section 267-6704, Idaho Code, To Revise Provisions Regarding Council Membership and to Make Technical Corrections” - 07/01/2016

“67-6704.COMPOSITION.(1) The council shall consist of twenty-three 23) members to be appointed by the governor, at least sixty percent (60%)of whom shall be individuals with developmental disabilities, parents or Guardians of children with developmental disabilities, or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves. These members shall not represent any other category of membership. (2) At least five (5) of the members shall Be persons with a developmental disability, and at least seven (7) of the members shall be parents or guardians of children with a developmental disability”

Systems
  • Other

Idaho HB 476 - 03/18/2014

“Idaho Code 56-255 (3) (e) (ii) describes Medicaid services for people with developmental disabilities. The total amount of Medicaid developmental disability services a person can receive is limited by an individual budget amount, determined by a formula based on individual assessments. In 2011, H 260 added language to this Section which limited individual budget modifications to only those services needed to protect the health or safety of the person. One unintended consequence of this change was that it prohibited budget modifications that would allow the person to obtain or maintain employment. Medicaid can pay for Community Supported Employment (CSE) services or specialized training and support for a person with a developmental disability in a job setting. The effect of this limitation was to reduce the number of people getting on-the-job training and support, from 275 participants in 2010, to 182 participants in 2013. This bill would allow people with developmental disabilities to modify their individual budgets by adding Community Supported Employment services to their plan, when these services are needed to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation “Field Services Policy Manual “ - 08/11/2016

A field policy manual for all aspects of operation of Idaho’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department “The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) program assists eligible persons with disabilities to prepare for and achieve an employment outcome. “Employment outcome” means entering or retaining full-time, or if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent possible.… Competitive employment is work performed in the integrated labor market in which the customer is compensated at or above minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and benefits paid for the same or similar work performed by customers who do not have a disability.” Approved 8/11/2016 Effective 7/1/2017

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

“Idaho IEP Guidance Handbook” State Department of Education - 08/01/2016

“In order to best meet IDEA and to prepare our students for post-secondary education, training, employment and independent living, transition plans must be in place before a student’s 16th birthday. This chapter includes The steps required to complete an IEP Transition Plan. Transition Planning at 14 Beginning when the child is age 14 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must address (within the applicable parts of the IEP) the courses he or she needs to take to reach his or her post-school goals. A statement of transition services needs must also be included in each of the child's subsequent IEPs. Transition Planning at 16 Beginning when the child is age 16 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must state what transition services are needed to help the child to prepare for leaving school.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission on Aging “No Wrong Door” - 04/21/2015

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Extended Employment Services provide Community Supported Employment (CSE), long-term on-the-job supports in integrated settings for people who have developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and traumatic brain injury. EES also provides Work Services composed of non-work and training towards employment in segregated settings.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Developmental Disabilities”

“The Department of Health and Welfare can help provide a number of services to assist adults and children with developmental disabilities. Some of these services include: physical and occupational therapy, housing and living supports, chore services, employment support, environmental modifications, home delivered meals, nursing services, respite care, habilitative supports, family education, crisis intervention, and in-school supports, to name a few.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities “2016 Work Plan”

Objective 1.3– Employment First Create more opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have jobs in the community that are integrated, inclusive, and pay more than minimum wage by working with partners on a statewide employment first project that includes educating communities, training staff, and writing at least one state policy by September 2016 to improve services that support fully integrated, competitive employment. FY 2016 Activities •Convene Employment First Consortium, support workgroups •Utilize opportunities for technical assistance from national experts through the Employment Learning Community, ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Project, and other resources •With key partners, draft recommendations for adding employment service options under the Idaho Medicaid program in line with HCBS rules •Build public awareness and support for Employment First message •Promote Idaho Disability Employment Awareness Month activities including Take Your Legislator to Work and post awareness information •Support employment planning training opportunities for transition- age youth and families •Review research reports and state system data related to employment services •Monitor employment related policies and program changes •Participate in project-relevant councils, committees, and workgroups

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Idaho State Rehabilitation Council Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities (2015 Annual Report)

Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities Pre-employment Transition Services include: -Job exploration counseling -Work-based learning experiences -Counselling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary training -Workplace readiness training to develop social and independent living skills -Instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired: VR 2016 State Plan

ICBVI’s Vocational Rehabilitation plan is outlined and includes details about cooperative agreements and partnerships with other agencies and employers as well as provisions for supported employment services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


Partners in Policymaking 2016

Idaho Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Partners receive information, training, resources, and skill building so they may have the best possible life experiences for themselves and for their children. Partners in Policymaking was created in 1986 by Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The program was developed specifically to teach people with disabilities and families of young children with disabilities to: Work on long-term change. Become active partners with policymakers who will shape policies that impact people with disabilities and families. Understand possibilities and how to create them.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other

Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities

The mission of CID is “to protect, promote and advance the rights and interests of people with disabilities of all ages in Idaho in a manner consistent with the following principles:    1. CID will promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities to meaningful personal choice and self determination.    2. CID will promote the right to independence and self sufficiency for people with disabilities.    3. CID will promote the right to inclusive, adapted, accessible services, residences, education, health care and employment for people with disabilities.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho State Rehabilitation Council

“Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho. The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.   The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Cooperative Services Agreement: DoE, VR & Blind and Visually Impaired

“This Cooperative Services Agreement has been developed with multiple purposes in mind. First, this agreement is intended to provide a coordinated, comprehensive system focusing on youth with disabilities as they transition from secondary to post-school activities. Beyond that, the information contained in this agreement serves to provide guidance to the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) regarding roles and responsibilities around issues related to transition.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Employment First Consortium

“The Idaho Employment First Consortium was established and is supported by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities for the purpose of improving how employment services and systems work in Idaho so that people with developmental disabilities are able to reach their career goals. It includes representatives from state agencies, advocacy organizations, service providers, parents, and self-advocates. Seventeen Consortium members met for the first time in April 2012 and continue to meet monthly on an ongoing basis. The group has adopted an Employment First message with defined common values and a vision for our state: ‘All Idahoans with disabilities have the right and responsibility to work and contribute to their community.’

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Disability Employment Initiative Round 7 - 09/14/2016

State of Idaho $2,500,000 Grantees of this year’s awards will use the funds to: •Improve employment outcomes and increase the number of individuals with disabilities who earn credentials. •Provide more and diversified job-driven training opportunities. •Facilitate academic and employment transition among youth. •Incorporate flexible approaches to designing and providing training and supportive services, including customized employment strategies to help jobseekers with significant disabilities. •Build effective community partnerships and collaborations across multiple service delivery systems and the effective blending and braiding of resources. •Promote more active engagement with the business sector.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment

Idaho Disability Employment Initiative - 10/01/2013

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is a three-year federal grant-funded program that improves education, training, employment opportunities, and employment outcomes for people who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. In 2013, Idaho was awarded a Round 4 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. This will end in 2016.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Idaho Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Demonstration designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. The Demonstration is designed to help people to move, also called transition, from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment. In Idaho, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration is known as Idaho Home Choice.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


Idaho Parents Unlimited “What is Parents Unlimited?” - 07/18/2016

Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services: Training Conference on Disabilities and Mental Health - 10/09/2015

"Kristina “Kris” Kennedy is the President and Director of DTG-EMP’s only US affiliate company, Kenfield Consulting, Inc. Kris has been a leader in improving employment outcomes for persons with barriers to employment since 1984. She is a national speaker and trainer on best practice in the areas of job preparation, job development and job placement." Her two presentations covered, “Employment Outcomes Fundamentals (Part 1)” and “Customize the Job: ‘How to Make Jobs from Scratch’.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Training Clearinghouse - Transition to Work for Youth with Significant Disabilities - 08/31/2015

“This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. They are not face to face classes.” The course was available from August 31 to December 7, 2015. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

ID Department of Labor: Job Hunting Guide for People with Disabilities

“This book can help Idahoans with disabilities: understand their strengths and knowledge concerning work, organize their job search, Identify potential work areas, prepare for job interview questions, understand their rights and protection under the ADA, and locate agencies and governmental programs to assist them. This book can help Idaho employers: ensure equality of opportunity for individuals with disabilities, understand the rights and protections granted to individuals with disabilities under the ADA, and understand and be reassured that individuals with disabilities are capable workers."

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Idaho "Able to Work" Project

This portal of employment information for employment seekers, business, and service providers seeks to promote more and better employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Bureau of Facility Standards - Employment Definitions for People with Disabilities

These slides serve as an overview of Idaho's regulatory definitions of types of employment for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ID Council on DD: "Discovering Personal Genius" Training

Training on Discovering Personal Genius, an employment planning tool and model for individual employment evaluation that results in a comprehensive vocational profile. Discovering Personal Genius uses a person-centered community-based observation and trial in real-time community activities to determine the strengths, skills, and interests of the person. It also includes exploration through informational interviews of potential employers in the community.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Idaho State Transition Plan - 07/29/2016

Coming Into Compliance with HCBS Setting Requirements: Public Notice and Request for Comment The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in t he Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver. Copies of the waivers can be viewed at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Systems
  • Other

“HCBS Rules” - 07/01/2016

The Medicaid HCBS rules are contained in the Medicaid Enhanced rules in IDAPA 16.03.10 and the Consumer-Directed Services rules in IDAPA 16.03.13 which are published on the Idaho Department of Administration Website. A direct link to these two sections of rules is posted on this page, under the “What’s New” section. The Medicaid HCBS rules implement requirements to ensure that individuals receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services are integrated in and supported to gain full access to their community.

Systems
  • Other

Application for a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver - 07/01/2016

“The purpose of this amendment to Idaho's Act Early Waiver is: 1. To conduct a thorough review of waiver language to ensure it is consistent with current operational practices, including service plan development and complaint/critical incident systems, and to ensure alignment with recent Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) changes in response to the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule. 2. To align DD waiver performance measures with the updated CMS sub-assurances and to ensure performance measures reflect current data source and sampling practices. The Department is also taking this opportunity to ensure that performance measures aligned across Idaho's HCBS waivers.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Request for an Amendment to a §1915(c) HCBS Waiver: ID Developmental Disabilities (Amendment # ID.0076.R05.02) - 07/01/2014

“In March 2014, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 476 which amended Section 56-255 of Idaho Code. Revisions to Idaho Code direct the state to allow Developmental Disability budget modifications only when needed to obtain or maintain employment or when health and safety issues are identified. Budget modifications for either of these reasons must meet criteria as defined in Department rule. This amendment adds the ability for the state to allow budget modifications when the modification is needed for the participant to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho HCBS State Transition Plan - 03/17/2014

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community‐Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver.” “The following Transition Plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Aged & Disabled Waiver (1076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

"Provides adult day care, attendant care, day hab, homemaker, residential hab, respite, supported employment, adult residential care, chore, companion services, consultation, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, nonmedical transportation, PERS, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and individuals w/PD ages 18-64."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Developmental Disabilities Waiver (0076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

This waiver  "Provides residential hab, respite, supported employment, specialized medical equipment and supplies, community support, FMS, support broker, adult day care, behavior consultation/crisis management, chore, dental, environmental accessibility adaptation, home delivered meals, PERS, skilled nursing, non-medical transportation for individuals w/autism, DD, IID ages 18 - no max age."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Home and Community Based Settings”

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. … Idaho has completed its’ fourth version of the state plan. This plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules. It is Idaho’s effort to comply/demonstrate compliance with the regulations around Home and Community Based (HCB) setting requirements.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Home and Community Based Services”

“New Series of HCBS Training's Continues The next trainings will be In-Person trainings for Certified Family Homes, Residential Assisted Living Facilities, Developmental Disabilities Agencies, and Adult Day Health Centers, held in Lewiston and Coeur d’ Alene. There will be three repeated training sessions in each location. The HCBS Project Team will present information on the new IDAPA Home and Community-Based Services rules, the Provider Toolkit, and the Provider Self-Assessment Tool.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Medicaid State Plan

The Idaho Medicaid State Plan is made up of the Standard State Plan which includes mandatory minimum benefits and three Benchmark Benefit plans that are aligned with the health needs of Idahoans and includes an emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

The Employment First movement is perpetual in Idaho, where anybody with the will to work is never stuck being a "couch potato."

2014 State Population.
1.37%
Change from
2013 to 2014
1,634,464
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
99,623
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.66%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,629
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
5.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38.78%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.69%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.73%

State Data

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 1,595,728 1,612,136 1,634,464
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 103,489 105,862 99,623
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 39,926 38,884 38,629
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 629,066 632,558 644,653
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 38.58% 36.73% 38.78%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 74.76% 75.21% 75.73%
Overall unemployment rate. 7.20% 6.10% 4.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 22.40% 21.30% 20.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.00% 14.70% 14.80%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 103,154 111,162 108,194
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 92,140 97,668 96,586
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 181,600 190,875 187,488
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 1,481 2,050 1,037
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 12,975 14,299 15,657
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 4,003 4,587 3,749
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,012 2,416 1,665
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 4,332 5,332 6,274
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 2,827 3,350 4,020

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,578 1,547 1,668
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.60% 5.40% 5.70%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 42,382 43,423 43,820

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 1,202 1,218 1,360
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,633 2,421 2,414
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 6,417 9,277 11,628
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 18.70% 13.10% 11.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.40% 8.10% 3.50%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.50% 0.60% 0.40%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 6.60% 9.50% 5.00%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 53.80% 32.00% 19.80%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 135 493 436
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 52 34 44
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 628 573 613
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 5,112 1,936 2,448

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 15,239 14,064 11,705
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05 0.05 0.06

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 41 41 31
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 27 30 25
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 66.00% 73.00% 81.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.70 1.88 1.55

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
3,043
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 14 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 291 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 557 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 642 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,111 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 428 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 35.70% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 2,275 1,754
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 63,228 64,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 90 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 107 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2009 2012
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $1,633,000 $1,058,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $15,880,000 $9,260,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0 $9,392,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 5.00% 3.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 5,274 2,384
Number of people served in facility based work. N/A 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 3,891 2,145
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 20.40 12.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.70% 60.40% 60.12%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.30% 11.40% 10.83%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.30% 1.20% 1.21%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 32.00% 22.60% 55.00%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 19.00% N/A 18.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 32.00% 44.50% 41.30%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 75.00% 68.10% 61.94%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 13.00% N/A 23.08%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 826,034
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,049
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 47,881
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 585,721
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 633,602
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 176
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 606
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 782
AbilityOne wages (products). $296,602
AbilityOne wages (services). $8,126,422

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 1 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 11 8
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 8
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 343
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 343

 

Legislation


Idaho Senate Bill 1268 “Relating to the Council on Developmental Disabilities; Amending Section 267-6704, Idaho Code, To Revise Provisions Regarding Council Membership and to Make Technical Corrections” - 07/01/2016

“67-6704.COMPOSITION.(1) The council shall consist of twenty-three 23) members to be appointed by the governor, at least sixty percent (60%)of whom shall be individuals with developmental disabilities, parents or Guardians of children with developmental disabilities, or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves. These members shall not represent any other category of membership. (2) At least five (5) of the members shall Be persons with a developmental disability, and at least seven (7) of the members shall be parents or guardians of children with a developmental disability”

Systems
  • Other

Idaho HB 476 - 03/18/2014

“Idaho Code 56-255 (3) (e) (ii) describes Medicaid services for people with developmental disabilities. The total amount of Medicaid developmental disability services a person can receive is limited by an individual budget amount, determined by a formula based on individual assessments. In 2011, H 260 added language to this Section which limited individual budget modifications to only those services needed to protect the health or safety of the person. One unintended consequence of this change was that it prohibited budget modifications that would allow the person to obtain or maintain employment. Medicaid can pay for Community Supported Employment (CSE) services or specialized training and support for a person with a developmental disability in a job setting. The effect of this limitation was to reduce the number of people getting on-the-job training and support, from 275 participants in 2010, to 182 participants in 2013. This bill would allow people with developmental disabilities to modify their individual budgets by adding Community Supported Employment services to their plan, when these services are needed to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation “Field Services Policy Manual “ - 08/11/2016

A field policy manual for all aspects of operation of Idaho’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department “The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) program assists eligible persons with disabilities to prepare for and achieve an employment outcome. “Employment outcome” means entering or retaining full-time, or if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent possible.… Competitive employment is work performed in the integrated labor market in which the customer is compensated at or above minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and benefits paid for the same or similar work performed by customers who do not have a disability.” Approved 8/11/2016 Effective 7/1/2017

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

“Idaho IEP Guidance Handbook” State Department of Education - 08/01/2016

“In order to best meet IDEA and to prepare our students for post-secondary education, training, employment and independent living, transition plans must be in place before a student’s 16th birthday. This chapter includes The steps required to complete an IEP Transition Plan. Transition Planning at 14 Beginning when the child is age 14 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must address (within the applicable parts of the IEP) the courses he or she needs to take to reach his or her post-school goals. A statement of transition services needs must also be included in each of the child's subsequent IEPs. Transition Planning at 16 Beginning when the child is age 16 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must state what transition services are needed to help the child to prepare for leaving school.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission on Aging “No Wrong Door” - 04/21/2015

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Extended Employment Services provide Community Supported Employment (CSE), long-term on-the-job supports in integrated settings for people who have developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and traumatic brain injury. EES also provides Work Services composed of non-work and training towards employment in segregated settings.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Developmental Disabilities”

“The Department of Health and Welfare can help provide a number of services to assist adults and children with developmental disabilities. Some of these services include: physical and occupational therapy, housing and living supports, chore services, employment support, environmental modifications, home delivered meals, nursing services, respite care, habilitative supports, family education, crisis intervention, and in-school supports, to name a few.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities “2016 Work Plan”

Objective 1.3– Employment First Create more opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have jobs in the community that are integrated, inclusive, and pay more than minimum wage by working with partners on a statewide employment first project that includes educating communities, training staff, and writing at least one state policy by September 2016 to improve services that support fully integrated, competitive employment. FY 2016 Activities •Convene Employment First Consortium, support workgroups •Utilize opportunities for technical assistance from national experts through the Employment Learning Community, ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Project, and other resources •With key partners, draft recommendations for adding employment service options under the Idaho Medicaid program in line with HCBS rules •Build public awareness and support for Employment First message •Promote Idaho Disability Employment Awareness Month activities including Take Your Legislator to Work and post awareness information •Support employment planning training opportunities for transition- age youth and families •Review research reports and state system data related to employment services •Monitor employment related policies and program changes •Participate in project-relevant councils, committees, and workgroups

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Idaho State Rehabilitation Council Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities (2015 Annual Report)

Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities Pre-employment Transition Services include: -Job exploration counseling -Work-based learning experiences -Counselling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary training -Workplace readiness training to develop social and independent living skills -Instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired: VR 2016 State Plan

ICBVI’s Vocational Rehabilitation plan is outlined and includes details about cooperative agreements and partnerships with other agencies and employers as well as provisions for supported employment services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


Partners in Policymaking 2016

Idaho Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Partners receive information, training, resources, and skill building so they may have the best possible life experiences for themselves and for their children. Partners in Policymaking was created in 1986 by Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The program was developed specifically to teach people with disabilities and families of young children with disabilities to: Work on long-term change. Become active partners with policymakers who will shape policies that impact people with disabilities and families. Understand possibilities and how to create them.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other

Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities

The mission of CID is “to protect, promote and advance the rights and interests of people with disabilities of all ages in Idaho in a manner consistent with the following principles:    1. CID will promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities to meaningful personal choice and self determination.    2. CID will promote the right to independence and self sufficiency for people with disabilities.    3. CID will promote the right to inclusive, adapted, accessible services, residences, education, health care and employment for people with disabilities.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho State Rehabilitation Council

“Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho. The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.   The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Cooperative Services Agreement: DoE, VR & Blind and Visually Impaired

“This Cooperative Services Agreement has been developed with multiple purposes in mind. First, this agreement is intended to provide a coordinated, comprehensive system focusing on youth with disabilities as they transition from secondary to post-school activities. Beyond that, the information contained in this agreement serves to provide guidance to the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) regarding roles and responsibilities around issues related to transition.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Employment First Consortium

“The Idaho Employment First Consortium was established and is supported by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities for the purpose of improving how employment services and systems work in Idaho so that people with developmental disabilities are able to reach their career goals. It includes representatives from state agencies, advocacy organizations, service providers, parents, and self-advocates. Seventeen Consortium members met for the first time in April 2012 and continue to meet monthly on an ongoing basis. The group has adopted an Employment First message with defined common values and a vision for our state: ‘All Idahoans with disabilities have the right and responsibility to work and contribute to their community.’

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Disability Employment Initiative Round 7 - 09/14/2016

State of Idaho $2,500,000 Grantees of this year’s awards will use the funds to: •Improve employment outcomes and increase the number of individuals with disabilities who earn credentials. •Provide more and diversified job-driven training opportunities. •Facilitate academic and employment transition among youth. •Incorporate flexible approaches to designing and providing training and supportive services, including customized employment strategies to help jobseekers with significant disabilities. •Build effective community partnerships and collaborations across multiple service delivery systems and the effective blending and braiding of resources. •Promote more active engagement with the business sector.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment

Idaho Disability Employment Initiative - 10/01/2013

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is a three-year federal grant-funded program that improves education, training, employment opportunities, and employment outcomes for people who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. In 2013, Idaho was awarded a Round 4 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. This will end in 2016.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Idaho Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Demonstration designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. The Demonstration is designed to help people to move, also called transition, from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment. In Idaho, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration is known as Idaho Home Choice.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


Idaho Parents Unlimited “What is Parents Unlimited?” - 07/18/2016

Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services: Training Conference on Disabilities and Mental Health - 10/09/2015

"Kristina “Kris” Kennedy is the President and Director of DTG-EMP’s only US affiliate company, Kenfield Consulting, Inc. Kris has been a leader in improving employment outcomes for persons with barriers to employment since 1984. She is a national speaker and trainer on best practice in the areas of job preparation, job development and job placement." Her two presentations covered, “Employment Outcomes Fundamentals (Part 1)” and “Customize the Job: ‘How to Make Jobs from Scratch’.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Training Clearinghouse - Transition to Work for Youth with Significant Disabilities - 08/31/2015

“This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. They are not face to face classes.” The course was available from August 31 to December 7, 2015. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

ID Department of Labor: Job Hunting Guide for People with Disabilities

“This book can help Idahoans with disabilities: understand their strengths and knowledge concerning work, organize their job search, Identify potential work areas, prepare for job interview questions, understand their rights and protection under the ADA, and locate agencies and governmental programs to assist them. This book can help Idaho employers: ensure equality of opportunity for individuals with disabilities, understand the rights and protections granted to individuals with disabilities under the ADA, and understand and be reassured that individuals with disabilities are capable workers."

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Idaho "Able to Work" Project

This portal of employment information for employment seekers, business, and service providers seeks to promote more and better employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Bureau of Facility Standards - Employment Definitions for People with Disabilities

These slides serve as an overview of Idaho's regulatory definitions of types of employment for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ID Council on DD: "Discovering Personal Genius" Training

Training on Discovering Personal Genius, an employment planning tool and model for individual employment evaluation that results in a comprehensive vocational profile. Discovering Personal Genius uses a person-centered community-based observation and trial in real-time community activities to determine the strengths, skills, and interests of the person. It also includes exploration through informational interviews of potential employers in the community.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Idaho State Transition Plan - 07/29/2016

Coming Into Compliance with HCBS Setting Requirements: Public Notice and Request for Comment The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in t he Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver. Copies of the waivers can be viewed at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Systems
  • Other

“HCBS Rules” - 07/01/2016

The Medicaid HCBS rules are contained in the Medicaid Enhanced rules in IDAPA 16.03.10 and the Consumer-Directed Services rules in IDAPA 16.03.13 which are published on the Idaho Department of Administration Website. A direct link to these two sections of rules is posted on this page, under the “What’s New” section. The Medicaid HCBS rules implement requirements to ensure that individuals receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services are integrated in and supported to gain full access to their community.

Systems
  • Other

Application for a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver - 07/01/2016

“The purpose of this amendment to Idaho's Act Early Waiver is: 1. To conduct a thorough review of waiver language to ensure it is consistent with current operational practices, including service plan development and complaint/critical incident systems, and to ensure alignment with recent Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) changes in response to the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule. 2. To align DD waiver performance measures with the updated CMS sub-assurances and to ensure performance measures reflect current data source and sampling practices. The Department is also taking this opportunity to ensure that performance measures aligned across Idaho's HCBS waivers.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Request for an Amendment to a §1915(c) HCBS Waiver: ID Developmental Disabilities (Amendment # ID.0076.R05.02) - 07/01/2014

“In March 2014, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 476 which amended Section 56-255 of Idaho Code. Revisions to Idaho Code direct the state to allow Developmental Disability budget modifications only when needed to obtain or maintain employment or when health and safety issues are identified. Budget modifications for either of these reasons must meet criteria as defined in Department rule. This amendment adds the ability for the state to allow budget modifications when the modification is needed for the participant to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho HCBS State Transition Plan - 03/17/2014

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community‐Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver.” “The following Transition Plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Aged & Disabled Waiver (1076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

"Provides adult day care, attendant care, day hab, homemaker, residential hab, respite, supported employment, adult residential care, chore, companion services, consultation, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, nonmedical transportation, PERS, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and individuals w/PD ages 18-64."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Developmental Disabilities Waiver (0076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

This waiver  "Provides residential hab, respite, supported employment, specialized medical equipment and supplies, community support, FMS, support broker, adult day care, behavior consultation/crisis management, chore, dental, environmental accessibility adaptation, home delivered meals, PERS, skilled nursing, non-medical transportation for individuals w/autism, DD, IID ages 18 - no max age."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Home and Community Based Settings”

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. … Idaho has completed its’ fourth version of the state plan. This plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules. It is Idaho’s effort to comply/demonstrate compliance with the regulations around Home and Community Based (HCB) setting requirements.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Home and Community Based Services”

“New Series of HCBS Training's Continues The next trainings will be In-Person trainings for Certified Family Homes, Residential Assisted Living Facilities, Developmental Disabilities Agencies, and Adult Day Health Centers, held in Lewiston and Coeur d’ Alene. There will be three repeated training sessions in each location. The HCBS Project Team will present information on the new IDAPA Home and Community-Based Services rules, the Provider Toolkit, and the Provider Self-Assessment Tool.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Medicaid State Plan

The Idaho Medicaid State Plan is made up of the Standard State Plan which includes mandatory minimum benefits and three Benchmark Benefit plans that are aligned with the health needs of Idahoans and includes an emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Phablet

Snapshot

The Employment First movement is perpetual in Idaho, where anybody with the will to work is never stuck being a "couch potato."

2014 State Population.
1.37%
Change from
2013 to 2014
1,634,464
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
99,623
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.66%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,629
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
5.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38.78%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.69%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.73%

State Data

General

2014
Population. 1,634,464
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 99,623
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 38,629
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 644,653
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 38.78%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.73%
Overall unemployment rate. 4.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 20.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.80%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 108,194
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 96,586
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 187,488
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 1,037
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 15,657
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 3,749
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,665
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 6,274
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 4,020

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,668
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.70%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 43,820

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 1,360
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,414
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 11,628
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 3.50%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.40%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 5.00%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 19.80%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 436
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 44
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 613
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 2,448

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 11,705
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.06

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 31
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 25
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 81.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.55

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,754
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 64,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $1,058,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $9,260,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $9,392,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 3.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 2,384
Number of people served in facility based work. 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 2,145
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 12.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.12%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 10.83%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.21%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 55.00%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 18.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 41.30%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 61.94%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 23.08%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 826,034
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,049
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 47,881
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 585,721
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 633,602
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 176
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 606
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 782
AbilityOne wages (products). $296,602
AbilityOne wages (services). $8,126,422

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 8
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 8
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 343
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 343

 

Legislation


Idaho Senate Bill 1268 “Relating to the Council on Developmental Disabilities; Amending Section 267-6704, Idaho Code, To Revise Provisions Regarding Council Membership and to Make Technical Corrections” - 07/01/2016

“67-6704.COMPOSITION.(1) The council shall consist of twenty-three 23) members to be appointed by the governor, at least sixty percent (60%)of whom shall be individuals with developmental disabilities, parents or Guardians of children with developmental disabilities, or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves. These members shall not represent any other category of membership. (2) At least five (5) of the members shall Be persons with a developmental disability, and at least seven (7) of the members shall be parents or guardians of children with a developmental disability”

Systems
  • Other

Idaho HB 476 - 03/18/2014

“Idaho Code 56-255 (3) (e) (ii) describes Medicaid services for people with developmental disabilities. The total amount of Medicaid developmental disability services a person can receive is limited by an individual budget amount, determined by a formula based on individual assessments. In 2011, H 260 added language to this Section which limited individual budget modifications to only those services needed to protect the health or safety of the person. One unintended consequence of this change was that it prohibited budget modifications that would allow the person to obtain or maintain employment. Medicaid can pay for Community Supported Employment (CSE) services or specialized training and support for a person with a developmental disability in a job setting. The effect of this limitation was to reduce the number of people getting on-the-job training and support, from 275 participants in 2010, to 182 participants in 2013. This bill would allow people with developmental disabilities to modify their individual budgets by adding Community Supported Employment services to their plan, when these services are needed to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation “Field Services Policy Manual “ - 08/11/2016

A field policy manual for all aspects of operation of Idaho’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department “The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) program assists eligible persons with disabilities to prepare for and achieve an employment outcome. “Employment outcome” means entering or retaining full-time, or if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent possible.… Competitive employment is work performed in the integrated labor market in which the customer is compensated at or above minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and benefits paid for the same or similar work performed by customers who do not have a disability.” Approved 8/11/2016 Effective 7/1/2017

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

“Idaho IEP Guidance Handbook” State Department of Education - 08/01/2016

“In order to best meet IDEA and to prepare our students for post-secondary education, training, employment and independent living, transition plans must be in place before a student’s 16th birthday. This chapter includes The steps required to complete an IEP Transition Plan. Transition Planning at 14 Beginning when the child is age 14 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must address (within the applicable parts of the IEP) the courses he or she needs to take to reach his or her post-school goals. A statement of transition services needs must also be included in each of the child's subsequent IEPs. Transition Planning at 16 Beginning when the child is age 16 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must state what transition services are needed to help the child to prepare for leaving school.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission on Aging “No Wrong Door” - 04/21/2015

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Extended Employment Services provide Community Supported Employment (CSE), long-term on-the-job supports in integrated settings for people who have developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and traumatic brain injury. EES also provides Work Services composed of non-work and training towards employment in segregated settings.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Developmental Disabilities”

“The Department of Health and Welfare can help provide a number of services to assist adults and children with developmental disabilities. Some of these services include: physical and occupational therapy, housing and living supports, chore services, employment support, environmental modifications, home delivered meals, nursing services, respite care, habilitative supports, family education, crisis intervention, and in-school supports, to name a few.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities “2016 Work Plan”

Objective 1.3– Employment First Create more opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have jobs in the community that are integrated, inclusive, and pay more than minimum wage by working with partners on a statewide employment first project that includes educating communities, training staff, and writing at least one state policy by September 2016 to improve services that support fully integrated, competitive employment. FY 2016 Activities •Convene Employment First Consortium, support workgroups •Utilize opportunities for technical assistance from national experts through the Employment Learning Community, ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Project, and other resources •With key partners, draft recommendations for adding employment service options under the Idaho Medicaid program in line with HCBS rules •Build public awareness and support for Employment First message •Promote Idaho Disability Employment Awareness Month activities including Take Your Legislator to Work and post awareness information •Support employment planning training opportunities for transition- age youth and families •Review research reports and state system data related to employment services •Monitor employment related policies and program changes •Participate in project-relevant councils, committees, and workgroups

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Idaho State Rehabilitation Council Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities (2015 Annual Report)

Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities Pre-employment Transition Services include: -Job exploration counseling -Work-based learning experiences -Counselling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary training -Workplace readiness training to develop social and independent living skills -Instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired: VR 2016 State Plan

ICBVI’s Vocational Rehabilitation plan is outlined and includes details about cooperative agreements and partnerships with other agencies and employers as well as provisions for supported employment services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


Partners in Policymaking 2016

Idaho Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Partners receive information, training, resources, and skill building so they may have the best possible life experiences for themselves and for their children. Partners in Policymaking was created in 1986 by Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The program was developed specifically to teach people with disabilities and families of young children with disabilities to: Work on long-term change. Become active partners with policymakers who will shape policies that impact people with disabilities and families. Understand possibilities and how to create them.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other

Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities

The mission of CID is “to protect, promote and advance the rights and interests of people with disabilities of all ages in Idaho in a manner consistent with the following principles:    1. CID will promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities to meaningful personal choice and self determination.    2. CID will promote the right to independence and self sufficiency for people with disabilities.    3. CID will promote the right to inclusive, adapted, accessible services, residences, education, health care and employment for people with disabilities.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho State Rehabilitation Council

“Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho. The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.   The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Cooperative Services Agreement: DoE, VR & Blind and Visually Impaired

“This Cooperative Services Agreement has been developed with multiple purposes in mind. First, this agreement is intended to provide a coordinated, comprehensive system focusing on youth with disabilities as they transition from secondary to post-school activities. Beyond that, the information contained in this agreement serves to provide guidance to the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) regarding roles and responsibilities around issues related to transition.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Employment First Consortium

“The Idaho Employment First Consortium was established and is supported by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities for the purpose of improving how employment services and systems work in Idaho so that people with developmental disabilities are able to reach their career goals. It includes representatives from state agencies, advocacy organizations, service providers, parents, and self-advocates. Seventeen Consortium members met for the first time in April 2012 and continue to meet monthly on an ongoing basis. The group has adopted an Employment First message with defined common values and a vision for our state: ‘All Idahoans with disabilities have the right and responsibility to work and contribute to their community.’

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Disability Employment Initiative Round 7 - 09/14/2016

State of Idaho $2,500,000 Grantees of this year’s awards will use the funds to: •Improve employment outcomes and increase the number of individuals with disabilities who earn credentials. •Provide more and diversified job-driven training opportunities. •Facilitate academic and employment transition among youth. •Incorporate flexible approaches to designing and providing training and supportive services, including customized employment strategies to help jobseekers with significant disabilities. •Build effective community partnerships and collaborations across multiple service delivery systems and the effective blending and braiding of resources. •Promote more active engagement with the business sector.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment

Idaho Disability Employment Initiative - 10/01/2013

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is a three-year federal grant-funded program that improves education, training, employment opportunities, and employment outcomes for people who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. In 2013, Idaho was awarded a Round 4 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. This will end in 2016.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Idaho Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Demonstration designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. The Demonstration is designed to help people to move, also called transition, from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment. In Idaho, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration is known as Idaho Home Choice.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


Idaho Parents Unlimited “What is Parents Unlimited?” - 07/18/2016

Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services: Training Conference on Disabilities and Mental Health - 10/09/2015

"Kristina “Kris” Kennedy is the President and Director of DTG-EMP’s only US affiliate company, Kenfield Consulting, Inc. Kris has been a leader in improving employment outcomes for persons with barriers to employment since 1984. She is a national speaker and trainer on best practice in the areas of job preparation, job development and job placement." Her two presentations covered, “Employment Outcomes Fundamentals (Part 1)” and “Customize the Job: ‘How to Make Jobs from Scratch’.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Training Clearinghouse - Transition to Work for Youth with Significant Disabilities - 08/31/2015

“This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. They are not face to face classes.” The course was available from August 31 to December 7, 2015. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

ID Department of Labor: Job Hunting Guide for People with Disabilities

“This book can help Idahoans with disabilities: understand their strengths and knowledge concerning work, organize their job search, Identify potential work areas, prepare for job interview questions, understand their rights and protection under the ADA, and locate agencies and governmental programs to assist them. This book can help Idaho employers: ensure equality of opportunity for individuals with disabilities, understand the rights and protections granted to individuals with disabilities under the ADA, and understand and be reassured that individuals with disabilities are capable workers."

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Idaho "Able to Work" Project

This portal of employment information for employment seekers, business, and service providers seeks to promote more and better employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Bureau of Facility Standards - Employment Definitions for People with Disabilities

These slides serve as an overview of Idaho's regulatory definitions of types of employment for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ID Council on DD: "Discovering Personal Genius" Training

Training on Discovering Personal Genius, an employment planning tool and model for individual employment evaluation that results in a comprehensive vocational profile. Discovering Personal Genius uses a person-centered community-based observation and trial in real-time community activities to determine the strengths, skills, and interests of the person. It also includes exploration through informational interviews of potential employers in the community.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Idaho State Transition Plan - 07/29/2016

Coming Into Compliance with HCBS Setting Requirements: Public Notice and Request for Comment The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in t he Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver. Copies of the waivers can be viewed at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Systems
  • Other

“HCBS Rules” - 07/01/2016

The Medicaid HCBS rules are contained in the Medicaid Enhanced rules in IDAPA 16.03.10 and the Consumer-Directed Services rules in IDAPA 16.03.13 which are published on the Idaho Department of Administration Website. A direct link to these two sections of rules is posted on this page, under the “What’s New” section. The Medicaid HCBS rules implement requirements to ensure that individuals receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services are integrated in and supported to gain full access to their community.

Systems
  • Other

Application for a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver - 07/01/2016

“The purpose of this amendment to Idaho's Act Early Waiver is: 1. To conduct a thorough review of waiver language to ensure it is consistent with current operational practices, including service plan development and complaint/critical incident systems, and to ensure alignment with recent Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) changes in response to the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule. 2. To align DD waiver performance measures with the updated CMS sub-assurances and to ensure performance measures reflect current data source and sampling practices. The Department is also taking this opportunity to ensure that performance measures aligned across Idaho's HCBS waivers.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Request for an Amendment to a §1915(c) HCBS Waiver: ID Developmental Disabilities (Amendment # ID.0076.R05.02) - 07/01/2014

“In March 2014, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 476 which amended Section 56-255 of Idaho Code. Revisions to Idaho Code direct the state to allow Developmental Disability budget modifications only when needed to obtain or maintain employment or when health and safety issues are identified. Budget modifications for either of these reasons must meet criteria as defined in Department rule. This amendment adds the ability for the state to allow budget modifications when the modification is needed for the participant to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho HCBS State Transition Plan - 03/17/2014

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community‐Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver.” “The following Transition Plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Aged & Disabled Waiver (1076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

"Provides adult day care, attendant care, day hab, homemaker, residential hab, respite, supported employment, adult residential care, chore, companion services, consultation, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, nonmedical transportation, PERS, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and individuals w/PD ages 18-64."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Developmental Disabilities Waiver (0076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

This waiver  "Provides residential hab, respite, supported employment, specialized medical equipment and supplies, community support, FMS, support broker, adult day care, behavior consultation/crisis management, chore, dental, environmental accessibility adaptation, home delivered meals, PERS, skilled nursing, non-medical transportation for individuals w/autism, DD, IID ages 18 - no max age."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Home and Community Based Settings”

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. … Idaho has completed its’ fourth version of the state plan. This plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules. It is Idaho’s effort to comply/demonstrate compliance with the regulations around Home and Community Based (HCB) setting requirements.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Home and Community Based Services”

“New Series of HCBS Training's Continues The next trainings will be In-Person trainings for Certified Family Homes, Residential Assisted Living Facilities, Developmental Disabilities Agencies, and Adult Day Health Centers, held in Lewiston and Coeur d’ Alene. There will be three repeated training sessions in each location. The HCBS Project Team will present information on the new IDAPA Home and Community-Based Services rules, the Provider Toolkit, and the Provider Self-Assessment Tool.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Medicaid State Plan

The Idaho Medicaid State Plan is made up of the Standard State Plan which includes mandatory minimum benefits and three Benchmark Benefit plans that are aligned with the health needs of Idahoans and includes an emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

States - Phone

Snapshot

The Employment First movement is perpetual in Idaho, where anybody with the will to work is never stuck being a "couch potato."

2014 State Population.
1.37%
Change from
2013 to 2014
1,634,464
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
99,623
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-0.66%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,629
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
5.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38.78%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.69%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.73%

State Data

General

2014
Population. 1,634,464
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 99,623
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 38,629
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 644,653
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 38.78%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.73%
Overall unemployment rate. 4.80%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 20.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.80%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 108,194
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 96,586
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 187,488
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 1,037
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 15,657
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 3,749
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 1,665
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 6,274
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 4,020

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 1,668
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.70%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 43,820

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 1,360
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 2,414
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 11,628
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 11.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 3.50%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.40%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 5.00%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). 19.80%
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 436
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 44
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 613
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. 2,448

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 11,705
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.06

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 31
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 25
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 81.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.55

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 1,754
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 64,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $1,058,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $9,260,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $9,392,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 3.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 2,384
Number of people served in facility based work. 0
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 2,145
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 12.40

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.12%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 10.83%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.21%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 55.00%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 18.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 41.30%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 61.94%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 23.08%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 826,034
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 1,049
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 47,881
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 585,721
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 633,602
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 176
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 606
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 782
AbilityOne wages (products). $296,602
AbilityOne wages (services). $8,126,422

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 8
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 8
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 343
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 343

 

Legislation


Idaho Senate Bill 1268 “Relating to the Council on Developmental Disabilities; Amending Section 267-6704, Idaho Code, To Revise Provisions Regarding Council Membership and to Make Technical Corrections” - 07/01/2016

“67-6704.COMPOSITION.(1) The council shall consist of twenty-three 23) members to be appointed by the governor, at least sixty percent (60%)of whom shall be individuals with developmental disabilities, parents or Guardians of children with developmental disabilities, or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves. These members shall not represent any other category of membership. (2) At least five (5) of the members shall Be persons with a developmental disability, and at least seven (7) of the members shall be parents or guardians of children with a developmental disability”

Systems
  • Other

Idaho HB 476 - 03/18/2014

“Idaho Code 56-255 (3) (e) (ii) describes Medicaid services for people with developmental disabilities. The total amount of Medicaid developmental disability services a person can receive is limited by an individual budget amount, determined by a formula based on individual assessments. In 2011, H 260 added language to this Section which limited individual budget modifications to only those services needed to protect the health or safety of the person. One unintended consequence of this change was that it prohibited budget modifications that would allow the person to obtain or maintain employment. Medicaid can pay for Community Supported Employment (CSE) services or specialized training and support for a person with a developmental disability in a job setting. The effect of this limitation was to reduce the number of people getting on-the-job training and support, from 275 participants in 2010, to 182 participants in 2013. This bill would allow people with developmental disabilities to modify their individual budgets by adding Community Supported Employment services to their plan, when these services are needed to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation “Field Services Policy Manual “ - 08/11/2016

A field policy manual for all aspects of operation of Idaho’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department “The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) program assists eligible persons with disabilities to prepare for and achieve an employment outcome. “Employment outcome” means entering or retaining full-time, or if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent possible.… Competitive employment is work performed in the integrated labor market in which the customer is compensated at or above minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and benefits paid for the same or similar work performed by customers who do not have a disability.” Approved 8/11/2016 Effective 7/1/2017

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

“Idaho IEP Guidance Handbook” State Department of Education - 08/01/2016

“In order to best meet IDEA and to prepare our students for post-secondary education, training, employment and independent living, transition plans must be in place before a student’s 16th birthday. This chapter includes The steps required to complete an IEP Transition Plan. Transition Planning at 14 Beginning when the child is age 14 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must address (within the applicable parts of the IEP) the courses he or she needs to take to reach his or her post-school goals. A statement of transition services needs must also be included in each of the child's subsequent IEPs. Transition Planning at 16 Beginning when the child is age 16 (or younger, if appropriate), the IEP must state what transition services are needed to help the child to prepare for leaving school.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission on Aging “No Wrong Door” - 04/21/2015

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Extended Employment Services provide Community Supported Employment (CSE), long-term on-the-job supports in integrated settings for people who have developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and traumatic brain injury. EES also provides Work Services composed of non-work and training towards employment in segregated settings.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Developmental Disabilities”

“The Department of Health and Welfare can help provide a number of services to assist adults and children with developmental disabilities. Some of these services include: physical and occupational therapy, housing and living supports, chore services, employment support, environmental modifications, home delivered meals, nursing services, respite care, habilitative supports, family education, crisis intervention, and in-school supports, to name a few.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities “2016 Work Plan”

Objective 1.3– Employment First Create more opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have jobs in the community that are integrated, inclusive, and pay more than minimum wage by working with partners on a statewide employment first project that includes educating communities, training staff, and writing at least one state policy by September 2016 to improve services that support fully integrated, competitive employment. FY 2016 Activities •Convene Employment First Consortium, support workgroups •Utilize opportunities for technical assistance from national experts through the Employment Learning Community, ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Project, and other resources •With key partners, draft recommendations for adding employment service options under the Idaho Medicaid program in line with HCBS rules •Build public awareness and support for Employment First message •Promote Idaho Disability Employment Awareness Month activities including Take Your Legislator to Work and post awareness information •Support employment planning training opportunities for transition- age youth and families •Review research reports and state system data related to employment services •Monitor employment related policies and program changes •Participate in project-relevant councils, committees, and workgroups

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Idaho State Rehabilitation Council Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities (2015 Annual Report)

Services to Students and Youth with Disabilities Pre-employment Transition Services include: -Job exploration counseling -Work-based learning experiences -Counselling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary training -Workplace readiness training to develop social and independent living skills -Instruction in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired: VR 2016 State Plan

ICBVI’s Vocational Rehabilitation plan is outlined and includes details about cooperative agreements and partnerships with other agencies and employers as well as provisions for supported employment services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Partnerships


Partners in Policymaking 2016

Idaho Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Partners receive information, training, resources, and skill building so they may have the best possible life experiences for themselves and for their children. Partners in Policymaking was created in 1986 by Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The program was developed specifically to teach people with disabilities and families of young children with disabilities to: Work on long-term change. Become active partners with policymakers who will shape policies that impact people with disabilities and families. Understand possibilities and how to create them.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other

Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities

The mission of CID is “to protect, promote and advance the rights and interests of people with disabilities of all ages in Idaho in a manner consistent with the following principles:    1. CID will promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities to meaningful personal choice and self determination.    2. CID will promote the right to independence and self sufficiency for people with disabilities.    3. CID will promote the right to inclusive, adapted, accessible services, residences, education, health care and employment for people with disabilities.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho State Rehabilitation Council

“Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho. The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.   The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Cooperative Services Agreement: DoE, VR & Blind and Visually Impaired

“This Cooperative Services Agreement has been developed with multiple purposes in mind. First, this agreement is intended to provide a coordinated, comprehensive system focusing on youth with disabilities as they transition from secondary to post-school activities. Beyond that, the information contained in this agreement serves to provide guidance to the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR). The Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) regarding roles and responsibilities around issues related to transition.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Idaho Employment First Consortium

“The Idaho Employment First Consortium was established and is supported by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities for the purpose of improving how employment services and systems work in Idaho so that people with developmental disabilities are able to reach their career goals. It includes representatives from state agencies, advocacy organizations, service providers, parents, and self-advocates. Seventeen Consortium members met for the first time in April 2012 and continue to meet monthly on an ongoing basis. The group has adopted an Employment First message with defined common values and a vision for our state: ‘All Idahoans with disabilities have the right and responsibility to work and contribute to their community.’

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Disability Employment Initiative Round 7 - 09/14/2016

State of Idaho $2,500,000 Grantees of this year’s awards will use the funds to: •Improve employment outcomes and increase the number of individuals with disabilities who earn credentials. •Provide more and diversified job-driven training opportunities. •Facilitate academic and employment transition among youth. •Incorporate flexible approaches to designing and providing training and supportive services, including customized employment strategies to help jobseekers with significant disabilities. •Build effective community partnerships and collaborations across multiple service delivery systems and the effective blending and braiding of resources. •Promote more active engagement with the business sector.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment

Idaho Disability Employment Initiative - 10/01/2013

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is a three-year federal grant-funded program that improves education, training, employment opportunities, and employment outcomes for people who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. In 2013, Idaho was awarded a Round 4 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. This will end in 2016.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Idaho Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Demonstration designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. The Demonstration is designed to help people to move, also called transition, from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or an apartment. In Idaho, the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration is known as Idaho Home Choice.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


Idaho Parents Unlimited “What is Parents Unlimited?” - 07/18/2016

Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services: Training Conference on Disabilities and Mental Health - 10/09/2015

"Kristina “Kris” Kennedy is the President and Director of DTG-EMP’s only US affiliate company, Kenfield Consulting, Inc. Kris has been a leader in improving employment outcomes for persons with barriers to employment since 1984. She is a national speaker and trainer on best practice in the areas of job preparation, job development and job placement." Her two presentations covered, “Employment Outcomes Fundamentals (Part 1)” and “Customize the Job: ‘How to Make Jobs from Scratch’.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Training Clearinghouse - Transition to Work for Youth with Significant Disabilities - 08/31/2015

“This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. They are not face to face classes.” The course was available from August 31 to December 7, 2015. 

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

ID Department of Labor: Job Hunting Guide for People with Disabilities

“This book can help Idahoans with disabilities: understand their strengths and knowledge concerning work, organize their job search, Identify potential work areas, prepare for job interview questions, understand their rights and protection under the ADA, and locate agencies and governmental programs to assist them. This book can help Idaho employers: ensure equality of opportunity for individuals with disabilities, understand the rights and protections granted to individuals with disabilities under the ADA, and understand and be reassured that individuals with disabilities are capable workers."

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Idaho "Able to Work" Project

This portal of employment information for employment seekers, business, and service providers seeks to promote more and better employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho.

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Idaho Bureau of Facility Standards - Employment Definitions for People with Disabilities

These slides serve as an overview of Idaho's regulatory definitions of types of employment for people with disabilities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ID Council on DD: "Discovering Personal Genius" Training

Training on Discovering Personal Genius, an employment planning tool and model for individual employment evaluation that results in a comprehensive vocational profile. Discovering Personal Genius uses a person-centered community-based observation and trial in real-time community activities to determine the strengths, skills, and interests of the person. It also includes exploration through informational interviews of potential employers in the community.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Provider Transformation

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Idaho State Transition Plan - 07/29/2016

Coming Into Compliance with HCBS Setting Requirements: Public Notice and Request for Comment The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in t he Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver. Copies of the waivers can be viewed at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Systems
  • Other

“HCBS Rules” - 07/01/2016

The Medicaid HCBS rules are contained in the Medicaid Enhanced rules in IDAPA 16.03.10 and the Consumer-Directed Services rules in IDAPA 16.03.13 which are published on the Idaho Department of Administration Website. A direct link to these two sections of rules is posted on this page, under the “What’s New” section. The Medicaid HCBS rules implement requirements to ensure that individuals receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services are integrated in and supported to gain full access to their community.

Systems
  • Other

Application for a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waiver - 07/01/2016

“The purpose of this amendment to Idaho's Act Early Waiver is: 1. To conduct a thorough review of waiver language to ensure it is consistent with current operational practices, including service plan development and complaint/critical incident systems, and to ensure alignment with recent Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) changes in response to the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule. 2. To align DD waiver performance measures with the updated CMS sub-assurances and to ensure performance measures reflect current data source and sampling practices. The Department is also taking this opportunity to ensure that performance measures aligned across Idaho's HCBS waivers.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Request for an Amendment to a §1915(c) HCBS Waiver: ID Developmental Disabilities (Amendment # ID.0076.R05.02) - 07/01/2014

“In March 2014, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 476 which amended Section 56-255 of Idaho Code. Revisions to Idaho Code direct the state to allow Developmental Disability budget modifications only when needed to obtain or maintain employment or when health and safety issues are identified. Budget modifications for either of these reasons must meet criteria as defined in Department rule. This amendment adds the ability for the state to allow budget modifications when the modification is needed for the participant to obtain or maintain employment.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho HCBS State Transition Plan - 03/17/2014

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community‐Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require Idaho to submit a Transition Plan for all the state’s 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs. Idaho does not have a 1915(k) waiver.” “The following Transition Plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Aged & Disabled Waiver (1076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

"Provides adult day care, attendant care, day hab, homemaker, residential hab, respite, supported employment, adult residential care, chore, companion services, consultation, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, nonmedical transportation, PERS, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and individuals w/PD ages 18-64."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

ID Developmental Disabilities Waiver (0076.R05.00) - 10/01/2012

This waiver  "Provides residential hab, respite, supported employment, specialized medical equipment and supplies, community support, FMS, support broker, adult day care, behavior consultation/crisis management, chore, dental, environmental accessibility adaptation, home delivered meals, PERS, skilled nursing, non-medical transportation for individuals w/autism, DD, IID ages 18 - no max age."

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Home and Community Based Settings”

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. … Idaho has completed its’ fourth version of the state plan. This plan sets forth the actions Idaho will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules. It is Idaho’s effort to comply/demonstrate compliance with the regulations around Home and Community Based (HCB) setting requirements.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “Home and Community Based Services”

“New Series of HCBS Training's Continues The next trainings will be In-Person trainings for Certified Family Homes, Residential Assisted Living Facilities, Developmental Disabilities Agencies, and Adult Day Health Centers, held in Lewiston and Coeur d’ Alene. There will be three repeated training sessions in each location. The HCBS Project Team will present information on the new IDAPA Home and Community-Based Services rules, the Provider Toolkit, and the Provider Self-Assessment Tool.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Idaho Medicaid State Plan

The Idaho Medicaid State Plan is made up of the Standard State Plan which includes mandatory minimum benefits and three Benchmark Benefit plans that are aligned with the health needs of Idahoans and includes an emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies