Ohio Employment First Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
Ohio is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Employment First in 2022. In the past 10 years, provider agencies, schools, families, businesses, and people with developmental disabilities across Ohio have all worked together to shift expectations, and to ensure they have access to the supports needed to have a job in the community. Help us celebrate this milestone in March and throughout 2022. For more information on Employment First 10 Year Anniversary.
2022 Capabilities Grant Opportunities
The 2022 Capabilities Community Fund Grant opportunity is for individuals with disabilities across Ohio, ages 14+ years, to help achieve their community employment goals. The grants can be used for, but not limited to, accessing transportation, interview clothing, tools needed for work, professional services to help someone find employment, assistive technology, etc. 19 Services is now accepting applications for the CCF grant. More info and the application are here: https://19services.com/capabilities-grant.
Outcome Tracking System
The Outcome Tracking System (OTS) will be available to those Adult Day and Employment providers, ICFs, DCs, and County Boards beginning October 1, 2022. OTS Users will enter data for those whom they provided services to in the month of September 2022. Users will have six months to enter data, 10/1/2022 – 3/31/2023. DODD has developed some resources and tools to assist Users throughout the Reporting Period.
Informed Choice and Community Employment Online Course
The Informed Choice and Community Employment online course is now available in DODD MyLearning. This course reviews how professionals can promote informed choice for transition-age youth and adults by guiding open discussion, sharing information about the benefits of community employment, facilitating experiences that help people understand their employment options, and coordinating employment resources that move a person along their path to community employment.