Request For Proposals
Integrated Community Supports Start-Up Pilots

This is a Request for Proposals announcement (RFP) issued by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) - Employment First Initiative.

The overall objective of this RFP is for DODD - certified providers to support transformation of their organizational structures and service delivery models from facility-based to community-based service delivery models. The focus should be on community-based employment and adult day services for individuals with complex needs. The outcome will include, during the contracted period, the expectation that a targeted number of adults with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) will obtain integrated community-based services with an emphasis on community employment.

Pre-Proposal Webinar - Wednesday September 30, 2015 10:00 a.m., Register Here

NEW RESOURCE: A How-To-Guide to Community Employment for Job Seekers and Families

The Job Seekers Guide released on July 1, 2015. This is a web based resource that can be accessed on the Employment First website. It allows for individuals with disabilities and their families to learn about a variety of topics related to community employment including: how to find a job, how to be a self-advocate, information about discovery, and explanations of different employment services and supports. Please click HERE to learn more.

Event Calendar


ACRE Certificate Training in Community Employment

8:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Web-Based Course , OH

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Paula Kluth Inclusion Conference- Conference

8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
Columbus, OH

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Self-Employment Workshop for Individuals with Disabiltiies- Columbus

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Columbus, OH

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8th National Organizational Change Forum: Sheltered Workshop Conversion to Community Employment- Vermont

9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Burlington, VT

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Credentialing Exam: Certified Employment Support Professional- Canton, OH

9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Canton, OH

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