Facilitating Provider-Based Transformation through Technology Transfer

| Report/Brief

“Since the inception of ODEP’s Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP), ODEP has facilitated Provider Transformation (PT) and prioritized competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. This Issues Brief correlates EFSLMP’s PT techniques to the well-established principles and practices of the Technology Transfer model of knowledge dissemination and integrates provider perspectives in the discussion. Providers from eight sample states were interviewed regarding how they absorbed and adopted guidance from EFSLMP to realign their policies and practices supporting PT. This data was mapped to the principles of Technology Transfer, and recommendations were made about how ODEP’s knowledge dissemination strategy fosters more efficient and sustainable provider transformation.”