Early Start to Supported Employment Handbook


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

Early Start to Supported Employment” (ESSE) is intended to create a more seamless transition for students leaving school and entering the adult workforce. The outcome of paid work with post-school supports in place before the student leaves school is the primary goal of ESSE…. Purpose: -Support a seamless transition for students into supported employment upon exiting secondary education (high school). -Alleviate student and family stress during the difficult transition from school to an unknown adult life.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships