Alaska Integrated Employment Initiative (AIEI)

The AKTC, in the role of providing non-academic training of the workforce under the UAA Center for Human Development, has partnered with the Alaska Integrated Employment Initiative Project (AIEIP).

The AIEIP is a consortium of partners consisting of the lead entity, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education (State Council on Developmental Disabilities), the Division of Senior & Disabilities Services (State I/DD agency), the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Education & Early Development, Disability Law Center of Alaska (P&A) and the UAA Center for Human Development (UCEDD) focusing on developing sustainable strategies to increase the employment of youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The purpose of this five-year initiative is to increase the number of youth and young adults with I/DD who are employed and self-employed in integrated settings. Specific impact indicators are:

  1. Increase the percent of youth and young adults served by DVR from 20% to 25%.
  2. Increase hours worked by DVR participants with I/DD from 13 to 20 hours per week (comparable to other youth with disabilities).
  3. Double the number of youth and young adults with I/DD served by SDS who are employed or self-employed from 139 to 278.

Contact Roger Shelley to learn about the project and training opportunities on supported, customized, and self-employment available for providers, families, and individuals.

Additional information can be found at

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Phone: 406-445-9168