The Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE) is a systems-change project of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. The project is designed to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities transitioning from school to adult life.
MPTE is funded through September 2021 by a 5-year federal grant from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
The broad-based MPTE Consortium guides and supports the goals and objectives of MPTE across MPTE’s 4 focus areas, which research has shown are critical to the transition process:
Through its activities, MPTE is identifying best practices in each of these areas, and how they can be fully implemented, integrated, and sustained within Massachusetts. The project is advancing these best practices through development of policy and guidance documents, development and dissemination of materials for a wide range of stakeholders, and training and technical assistance.
Leadership for the MPTE is provided by a steering committee, which includes representatives from the following organizations:
For further information on MPTE, please contact Margaret Van Gelder at the Department of Developmental Services: Margaret.VanGelder@MassMail.State.MA.US; 617-624-7764.
The Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE) data dashboard provides an overview of the current status of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities transitioning to work in Massachusetts. It draws from multiple state and national data sources as well as specific initiatives of the MPTE.
Download an informational PDF introducing the The Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE) and its ongoing work.