A good question to start with is not if your Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) should be working to increase employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, but rather how your Council can collaborate with other partners to advance the Employment First movement in your state. Whether your state has many Employment First partners and has been part of the movement for a long time, or your state is newer in its journey, Councils can play a critical role in bringing people together and making positive changes. If we start with the assumption that
Employment First is an integral part of your Council’s mission, it is just a matter of figuring out what your unique role is.
A Year in Review: Highlights from the 2022-2023 Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center Summative Evaluation
September 2023 Each year the Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center, looks back on its accomplishments and progress toward outcomes through a summative evaluation. Key areas of interest this year include financial independence; leveraging assistive technology; cultural competency and diversity,