Community-Based Organizations


Promising Practices

These key practices help community organizations achieve the best outcomes possible when supporting young people with disabilities to find employment.


Person-Centered Approach

Integrated Resource Team membership is dependent on the unique needs and goals of the job seeker.


Competency-Based Leadership

Ongoing awareness and development of key competencies that guide your work supporting youth with disabilities along their career journey:

  • Empowering belief that people with disabilities can work
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • The ability to facilitate and lead conversations effectively
  • An ability to devise creative and collaborative solutions by being resourceful and leveraging partnerships

Quality Assessment

Evaluation Toolkit - This toolkit, created by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, assists transition educators and service providers to improve their programs and services by determining what is working, what is not working, and what needs to be changed or replicated.

WIOA Performance Indicators and Program Specific Performance Measures - The U.S. Department of Labor’s performance accountability indicators and performance reporting requirements assess the effectiveness of States and local areas in achieving positive outcomes for individuals served by the workforce development system.


Capacity Building

A Guide for Employment Specialists with OMH Provider Agencies - New York State Office of Mental Health created this resource guide for those who are working directly with individuals who are seeking employment.

Bringing Students Back to the Center - A resource guide for implementing and enhancing re-engagement centers for out-of-school youth.