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The Center for Development and Disability

Contact Partners for Employment

Shantih Bisland-Naggan
Information Specialist

Katherine “Kat” Elwell
Graduate Student Employee

Marcy Hintz
Statewide Project SEARCH Coordinator

Rebecca Roybal
Communication and Outreach Specialist


School to Work Transition

The School to Work Transition Alliance (SWTA)

The School to Work Transition Alliance (SWTA) is a collaborative effort to develop and improve inclusive and competitive employment outcomes of young adults with intellectual disabilities transitioning from school to work in New Mexico.  SWTA meets quarterly with key stakeholders to identify barriers and make recommendations to increase and promote the availability of post-secondary and employment best practice models.

For more information, contact Rebecca Roybal, 505-925-0898,

Senate Memorial 25 Information

SWTA Meeting Minutes

Resources for SWTA Subcommittees

LEAD Center Policy Brief – Summary Description from a Disability Perspective – Final Rule Implementing Title I of WIOA

Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) offers training, clinical, and employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.

National Collaborative on Workforce Disability (NSWD-Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition’s (NTACT) purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies and VR service providers in implementing evidenced-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

Partnerships in Employment is a national transition systems change project whose purpose is to identify, develop and promote policies and practices to improve transition, post-secondary and competitive employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Project SEARCH Website

Project SEARCH is an internship program for students with disabilities, ages 18-22, that prepares them for competitive employment in integrated settings.