There has been abundant research identifying evidence-based interventions for children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). As a result, the funding to support high-quality services is often available for youth with IDD. To the contrary, there have been few studies attempting to identify evidence-based practices for adults with IDD, meaning that high-quality services for adults with IDD are often unavailable. Vocational support is critical for promoting the maximum level of independence of adults with IDD. Given limited resources, it has been difficult to identify a literature of evidence-based interventions that will lead to higher quality lives for people with IDD. Additionally, common misconceptions and a lack of knowledge regarding individuals with disabilities by the general public adversely affects employment opportunities for people with IDD regardless of their ability to meet job requirements. In this session, the expert panelists will discuss the challenges and strategies of implementing vocational related evidence-based services for adults with IDD. The topics include: collaboration with employers, supported employment, staff training, the use of technology, developing a vocational manual, navigating policies and regulations, and coordinating the contingencies involving service providers, individuals with disabilities, and stakeholders, including parents and funding agencies. The panelists will then open the floor for further discussion of strategies and service delivery options for adults with IDD.