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.


Evidence Based Practices and Evidence Based Predictors for Adult Success

Evidence Based Practices and Predictors are research-based strategies that focus on transition youth. These Practices and Predictors provide guidance to develop and improve youth skills for community employment and participation. The Practice and Predictors are useful to transition professionals across systems and in multiple environments.

Click HERE to learn more.


Ohio's Path to Employment First

"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.


OOD-DODD Partnership for Employment First

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.


Event Calendar

Sep10

Mentoring Individuals with disabilities' disABILITY Job Fair

11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Columbus, OH

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Sep16

Job Coach Academy

8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Mansfield, OH

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Sep18

Job Development Academy

8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Columbus, OH

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Oct20
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Oct21

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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Dec3
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Dec4

Building Inclusive Communities: Neighborhoods to Nations- Boston, MA

7:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Boston, MA

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