Research Brief: Needs Assessment Report Summary

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This Research Brief outlines some of the major themes presented in the comprehensive Wisconsin Employment and Disability Training Needs Assessment Report and identifies next steps in using the report results to implement PERC training and technical assistance initiatives.

With many recent changes in Wisconsin service delivery systems, the launch of Family Care initiatives, the emergence of managed long term care, and significant changes in federal/state policy and the economy, it is necessary to address the changing training needs of persons providing services to individuals with disabilities and to people receiving services.

In the Fall of 2009 and Spring of 2010,  the University of Wisconsin-Madison Paths to Employment Resource Center (PERC) Research Team conducted a statewide needs assessment of Wisconsin providers of employment services to individuals with disabilities. The primary goal of this needs assessment was to strengthen the employment infrastructure for Wisconsin residents with disabilities by developing a comprehensive, statewide, strategic employment resource (PERC) driven by input from consumers, employers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders across the state.

The Wisconsin Employment and Disability Training Needs Assessment Report  is intended to identify and provide recommendations for emerging training, technical assistance, and resource needs.  The Research Brief summarizes the Wisconsin Employment and Disability Training Needs Assessment Report findings.

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