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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Show-Me-Careers Request for Community Proposals

Source: John Stains, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Counselors, Community Members, Businesses

Date: August 20, 2012

Show-Me-Careers is a new statewide initiative designed to increase inclusive employment opportunities for youth and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are transitioning to employment from secondary or post-secondary educational settings.

The Show-Me-Careers Leadership Consortium is seeking proposals from community partnerships interested in increasing access to early work experiences and inclusive employment for youth and young adults (ages 16-30) with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Any agency, organization, institution, or business can apply.  Selected pilot communities will receive up to $65,000 over the 3.5 years of the project, as well as coaching and technical assistance.

Show-Me-Careers will host nine pre-application meetings at locations across Missouri.  Although not mandatory, these sessions will provide helpful information in filling out the RFP.  More information about these meetings can be found here along with an opportunity to RSVP.

To apply, please visit:  The complete Request for Proposals and application instructions can be found on the Show-Me-Careers website.  Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on November 16, 2012.  Click here to sign up for project updates.  Please submit all questions electronically to Oliver Burnette, Show-Me-Careers Project Director,, University of Missouri Kansas City - Institute for Human Development.