Job Foundation Project

What is The Job Foundation Project?

Job Foundations Picture


In 2018, the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) received funding from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid to develop a team approach to increase employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Partnering with Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Educational Service Districts (ESD), local schools, Clark County Developmental Disabilities Program, supported employment providers, families and students,
the purpose of the project is to:

  • Engage students earlier in employment and post-graduation planning
  • Connect students and families to community partners and resources
  • Increase partnership with school staff, supported employment agencies and other community partners to complete students’ Job Foundation Report that includes actionable next steps for employment and future planning

Increase the number of students completing transition and life skills programs with a job or secondary education connections.

Job Foundations Project-Employment


Who is eligible?
  • Students ages 19-20 who are enrolled in and actively attending school (i.e. high school transition or life skills program)
  • Are an established client with Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
  • Willing to work collaboratively with a team to help complete the Job Foundation Report.


For additional information please visit  Job Foundation Pilot Program.


Informational flyers

All Clark County School Districts Except Camas

For Information about Camas School District, see contact information provided below

Job Foundation Information Night Video - October 2021


Job Foundation Information Night Video - October 2020

For more information contact:

Kristin Wade
Clark County DD Coordinator
PO Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
(564) 397-7830 desk
(564) 397-8220 fax