Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment:  Valuing All Perspectives

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The i2i Center for Integrative Health partnered with the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities to bring more awareness, education and understanding of all perspectives around Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE).  This is accomplished by offering opportunities for stakeholders representing important expertise to provide their perspectives, including expressing what they see as challenges and opportunities. 

There are two parts to the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment:  Valuing All Perspectives initiative.  The first part of the initiative was to:

  • Conduct discovery meetings with stakeholders that hold personal, family and professional perspectives.  (Summer 2022)
  • Host an Information Session for stakeholders with speakers that represented all perspectives and levelled the knowledge around CIE. (November 2022)

Information Session Slides

Information Session Questions and Answers

  • Develop a White Paper with the themes of challenges and opportunities identified during the discovery meetings. (November 2022)

“Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment:  Valuing All Perspectives” White Paper and Executive Summary

The second part of the initiative is to hold an in-person Summit to bring all perspectives together for a conversation around the challenges and opportunities.  The summit will occur at the i2i Center Winter Conference on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC.  Registrants will also be able to register to attend the pre-conference State updates in the morning prior to the summit, explore the exhibits at the conference, and network with stakeholders from across the State. 


Competitive Integrated Employment in NC Information