E1st State Transformation Guide

~~In order to support states in their Employment First and systems change efforts, ODEP has identified 10 Critical Areas to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) based on the recommendations put forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) Final Report. The 10 areas are:


·         Employment First Policy

·         Rate/Reimbursement

·         Capacity Building

·         Interagency Coordination

·         Provider Transformation

·         14(c) Phase Out

·         Employer Engagement

·         Mental Health

·         Seamless Transition

·         Data Collection System


To assist with developing and implementing strategies in each of these 10 Critical Areas, ODEP has created a tool called the “E1st State Transformation Guide.” This new guide is intended to help states make holistic systems change by further explaining the intent of the recommendations, applying the ACICIED recommendations at the state and local level, as well as giving examples of how these changes have already been successfully achieved.

  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Data Sharing