Employment First Advisory Partnership


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~~“What is the Employment First Advisory Partnership and How Does it Relate to the State Rehabilitation Council?

 In June 2016, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 16-077 into law making Colorado the latest in a group of 19 states to adopt an Employment First paradigm. The law establishes the Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP), a collaboration between the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment through September 2021. The collaboration also includes representatives with disabilities seeking supported employment, representatives of families of people with disabilities, representatives of those advocating for people with intellectual disabilities as well as others focused on cross-disability interests.”

  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • State Rehabilitation Council
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