Employment First PolicyResources and guidelines for educators, parents, and agencies that will assist transition age youth develop postsecondary goals that lead to competitive, integrated employment (CIE).
This section provides resources for implementing the Employment First Policy (PDF) and preparing youth with disabilities for competitive integrated employment (CIE).
This policy gives a new direction for the evolution of developmental services by establishing the value of work firmly within the Lanterman Act and makes it the “highest priority” that the developmental services system strives to make regular jobs, with regular pay, a real option for people with developmental disabilities.
Ideas for Implementing Employment First Activities
Employment First Report
The 2019 Employment First Report developed by the California’s State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Employment First Dashboard
The Employment Data Dashboard presents data on how well California is doing in implementing California's Employment First Policy.
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Resources for implementing Employment First.
Association of People Supporting Employment First
Employment First resources.
Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for Individuals with Disabilities
Describes the committee as a key part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Blueprint for Success
Massachusetts blueprint for employing individuals with intellectual disabilities.