Employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has gained increased attention through legislation, policies, advocacy, and practice. For transition-age youth, this focus aims to set a trajectory of increased competitive employment outcomes and a lower reliance on facility-based and subminimum wage jobs. Using a statewide survey of day and employment service users, this study sought to understand how earnings of young adults fared compared to other age groups. Key findings highlighted differences across age groups, including that young adults had significantly better odds of earning higher wages. The implications for public policy and service systems in regard to the supports that young adults need in order to embark on a positive trajectory in their work lives are discussed.

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