New states are welcome to join the SELN at any time.

Member Benefits

  • Participate in self-assessment and site visits to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their existing employment support infrastructures and develop strategies to address issues.
  • Develop a state employment work plan that lays out effective short-term action steps to move the state along the path to improvement.
  • Connect with a group of like-minded states to share concerns and ideas.
  • Gain access to a pool of peer consultants and trainers
  • Receive assistance, if necessary, developing a data tracking system to help the state monitor progress and fine-tune improvement strategies over time.
  • Participate in monthly calls to manage project business and also share experiences among the participating states.
  • Receive exclusive issue papers and data notes on key topics of common concern to SELN states.
  • Have access to regular SELN webconferences featuring leading experts on organizing, financing, and delivering employment supports to individuals with disabilities.

How to join

If your state is looking for a way to improve employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, you should consider the opportunities and benefits of joining the NASDDDS-ICI State Employment Leadership Network (SELN).

For additional information, please contact:

Wesley Anderson at or Suzzanne Freeze at