2014 Employment Options for People with Developmental Disabilities in Arizona


“Several initiatives are also underway to support adults, youth and their families to make informed decisions about work or to consider a progressive move into a more integrated working environment and/or increase earnings:

•Employment Summit for Transition-Age Youth:

Representatives … are part of a collaborative work group to plan for a Summit geared toward promoting employment among transition age youth with developmental disabilities.

•Disability Benefits 101 Online Tool:

Many people with disabilities are afraid to consider employment or a progressive move because they are uninformed about the work and healthcare incentives that can assist them to make the transition. In 2012, the Arizona Disability Benefits 101 online tool will be available to support individuals with disabilities to plan for employment, learn how work and benefits go together and make informed decisions about going to work or accepting a job offer.

•Untapped Arizona:

A new employer engagement collaborative, Untapped Arizona, was created to support the business community in meeting their workforce needs by including individuals with disabilities in their hiring practices. Untapped Arizona has developed a system to connect employers with qualified job seekers with disabilities. Additionally, Untapped Arizona has a network of partners who can provide technical assistance and support to employers pertaining to hiring, legal issues, reasonable accommodations and employee retention.”


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
  • Other
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships