Arizona Employment First Forums
Why is it important?
Integrated employment is the first priority of Employment First. The preferred outcome of the initiative is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are job-ready and seeking to join the workforce obtain employment with an employer at or above minimum wage or generate earnings through self-employment. Maximum self-sufficiency through full integration into the community workforce is the desired end result of these efforts.
What do we want?
The Community Forums is the first in a series of activities planned to gather information from stakeholders, advocates, individuals with disabilities and their family members, about your needs for employment services. We want to hear from you. Your input will assist in the development of a comprehensive Employment First Strategic Plan which will be designed to empower our state to deliver quality, innovative employment supports focused on self-determination and inclusion.
Who should attend?
We need educators, people with disabilities and their families, self-advocates, transition specialists, service providers, business and community leaders, and all interested parties to discuss employment for people with disabilities.
How can you help?
Make a difference in your community by helping us improve employment outcomes. Attend one of our forums to provide your input and help us make employment the first option for all people with disabilities.
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