Through this initiative, expert consultants will support facility-based provider agencies in the process of transformation from segregated to integrated services. Selected provider agencies will learn fiscal strategies designed to better include competitive and integrated employment options as a viable and sustainable funding stream. The application deadline is March 7, 2014. Download Application (DOCX)
"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.
March 13, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Learn how the State of Ohio is changing the rules to help you become employed in your communities.
More Information: Website
April 3, 2014 - April 4, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The TOPS retreat involves project staff from the six Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education (TPSID) located at OSU, KSU, Toledo, Youngstown, Cincinnati and Marietta College. These programs are funded by CFDA# 84.407A. The intent of these programs is to prepare students for employment within college settings. We request an update on the Employment First Initiative.