Place on the Path to Community Employment
Employment First is a policy to ensure every person with a disability of working age has an opportunity to seek community employment. Community employment brings many benefits including the opportunity to build self-esteem, make friends, and improve quality of life.
A person-centered planning process supports each person accessing services to identify their desired employment goal and their place on the path to community employment (PPCE). This person-centered planning process will help the individual receiving services to choose a job goal and the services to support this goal.
To identify where a person may be on their journey to community employment, four places on the path have been identified. Identifying the place a person occupies on the path to community employment offers ideas of what type of supports a person might need to move towards their desired employment goals.
Place on the Path to Community Employment include:
Place 1 – I have a job but would like a better one or to move up.
Place 2 – I want a job! I need help to find one.
Place 3 – I’m not sure about work. I need help to learn more.
Place 4 – I don’t think I want to work, but I may not know enough about it.
This year, for Reporting Period 2020, we have four times as many entries, with 26,260 Individuals identified as having a PPCE!!!
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities recognizes and appreciates your hard work! Thank you!
For Reporting Period 2019, County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (CBs) and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) entered the Place on the Path to Community Employment for 7,110 people.
The map below shows you the breakdown of those 7,110 people per county.
If you hover over a specific county, you will see where people are on their Path to Community Employment.
If a county is blank/missing on the below map, that means that specific county did not have any entries for the PPCE for this Reporting Period.
The donut charts below break down the Places on the Path to Community Employment further.
The visualization on the left shows you the statewide breakdown of the Places on the Path to Community Employment.
Most people (41.27%) are on Place 4, which indicates that they don’t think they want to work but may not know enough about it.
23.57% of people are on Place 3, where the person may not be sure if they want to work.
12.71% of people are on Place 2. These individuals would like to have a community job and need assistance in obtaining one.
22.45% of people are on Place 1. These individuals are employed in a community job and may like to find a better job or would like to be promoted within their current job.
The visualization on the right shows that 90% of the entries entered for the Place on the Path to Community Employment was entered by County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (CBs) and that 10% were entered by Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs).