This presentation covers key elements needed to support Employment First, from agency-level restructuring to policy, funding incentives, and technical capacity. Downloadable note-taking pages. Employment First refers to having community employment be the primary expected goal for working-age adults with disabilities in government-funded day services, and for those services to support that realization of that goal. It is currently being embraced in many US States as a policy initiative.
Employment First presents a great opportunity for advancing more jobs for people with disabilities, but there is a real concern that new initiatives, while well-intentioned, will be developed incompletely and ultimately will do little to change a largely segregated and entrenched vocational system.
Credit Hours: 2
- Introduction to Employment First
- Traditional Day Services
- Defining Employment First
- Support Strategies
- Families and Informed Choice
- Policy and Collaboration
- Organizational Staff and Leadership
- Flexibility and Innovation
- Organizational Change