Thank you to everyone who shared information promoting National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the local level. As we close out October, please take a moment to read this Cleveland Plain Dealer article, "5 Reasons Why People with Developmental Disabilities Deserve to be Hired." The article brings awareness to the topic of employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and highlights this opportunity from a business perspective.
"Ohio's Path to Employment First", summarizes the activities that have been implemented since Governor Kasich signed the Employment First Executive Order in March 2012. Long-range planning has taken place with broad stakeholder input, and future activities have been planned to support the ongoing paradigm shift in our culture to one that truly recognizes and embraces the contributions and capabilities of people with developmental disabilities.
Click here for more information about the Partnership, including information about dual certification, statewide referral allocations and contact information. You will also find information about Ohio’s Orientation to Supported Employment Web Course and upcoming in-person trainings.
Community planning teams - download this planning tool to help assess needs various community employment collaboration areas.