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.

Local Leaders
Needs Assessment Tool

Community planning teams - download this planning tool to help assess needs various community employment collaboration areas.

Event Calendar


Job Development in Tough Times

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

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Job Coach Academy

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

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WORKING Together: Changing Employment Experiences for People with Disabilities

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

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Interests, Skills, and Feasibility in Self-Employment

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

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Negotiation Skills in Community Employment

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

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