Wisconsin’s VR Career Advancement Initiative

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Wisconsin’s VR Career Advancement Initiative

About this Session

This session introduces attendees to the complex web of Wisconsin's Departmental Structure and the Act 178 legislation aimed at enhancing competitive integrated employment. The strategies for effective interagency collaboration are discussed, emphasizing the importance of direct verbal communication, workgroups, and data sharing. Challenges and achievements in matching individuals across agencies are also highlighted, revealing the complexities involved in identity matching and the role of data analytics. This collaborative effort among the Wisconsin Departments of Health Services, Public Instruction, and Workforce Development seeks to improve employment outcomes and provide evidence-based decision making while navigating the intricate landscape of interagency cooperation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the Wisconsin Departmental Structure and the Act 178 legislation facilitating interagency collaboration.
  • Explore the strategies employed to foster interagency collaboration, including communication, workgroups, and data sharing across departments.
  • Learn about the challenges and achievements in matching people across agencies and leveraging data analytics for evidence-based decision making in the context of improving competitive integrated employment outcomes.

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