Alabama Employment First


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

~~Employment First, Real Jobs, Real Wages.
One in five people living in the United States have some type of disability. Alabama ranks near the bottom in competitive employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities. Employment First is a declaration of both philosophy and policy, stating that employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.  

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships