Employment First: From Strategic Planning to Implementation


~~“Arizona has embarked on a journey to enhance integrated employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. AZ JOBS, Arizona’s statewide Employment First initiative, supports the belief that employment, including supported employment, should be the primary day activity for working-age adults with disabilities. Research shows that people who work have a higher quality of life, greater community participation, and are more likely to make their own choices about how they live their lives. Presenters will discuss the ongoing implementation of the key directives in the Arizona Employment First Strategic Plan and the progress that has been made to date on this initiative. This session will highlight how the goals and key directions of the Employment First plan will impact employers, families, and employment service providers. There will be opportunity for audience discussion.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: