Disability Employment Initiative
Minnesota's Disability Employment Initiative (MN DEI) is an innovative partnership among key Minnesota youth-serving stakeholders focused on enhancing the outcomes of at-risk youth with disabilities, ages 14-24, served through Minnesota’s youth workforce system.
The goal is to link Minnesota youth with disabilities to gainful employment through individualized needs assessment and comprehensive services such as career planning, post-secondary career education, systems linkages and service coordination and other promising practices.
The project operates in three pilot sites. State level partners include the Minnesota Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, State Services for the Blind, and the PACER Center.
For more information, read the Minnesota DEI: Partners for Youth fact sheet or the MN DEI Overview PowerPoint.