Employment First Committee Annual Report


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
The Community of Practice (COP) is located within the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and was formed and funded by the DOE to help improve transition and employment outcomes. This is a voluntary group of educational professionals.
The COP seeks to ensure the seamless transition of services for  youth, ages 16 –22, which will lead to positive post-school outcomes. They carry out their work through a statewide community of practice and a statewide list serve,which disseminates compliance information, resources and evidence-based practices and statewide technical assistance through webinars and conference calls.  Their key goal, with respect to employment ,is integrated ,competitive employment in any area of interest for each individual youth, ages 16-22.
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Office of Special Education, State Council on Developmental Disabilities