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Launch of the National Employment First Website

October 8, 2015

Today, we are proud to announce the official launch of the national Employment First website. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the platform provides a unique comprehensive resource for policymakers, researchers and external stakeholders to learn about national trends and activities in Employment First, including but not limited to: 

  • Viewing outcome data across respective Federally-funded systems (education, I/DD adult services, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, workforce investment, and others) at an individual state level as well as the ability to compare data from up to three states at a time;
  • Reviewing comprehensive profiles for each individual state with respect to relevant legislation, policies, gubernatorial actions, funding initiatives, pilots, and strategic partnerships going on in each state as it relates to increasing competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities; and
  • Conducting queries to ascertain all policies/actions around a specific topic based on a customized search process.

Interested in learning more about what is going on in other states around Employment First, but do not know where to access the information? Or, do you want access to a one-stop resource of data sets, policies, initiatives and more related to Employment First? You'll find answers and much, much more on the website. 

Visit the Employment First website now.