Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities “2016 Work Plan”


Objective 1.3– Employment First Create more opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to have jobs in the community that are integrated, inclusive, and pay more than minimum wage by working with partners on a statewide employment first project that includes educating communities, training staff, and writing at least one state policy by September 2016 to improve services that support fully integrated, competitive employment. FY 2016 Activities •Convene Employment First Consortium, support workgroups •Utilize opportunities for technical assistance from national experts through the Employment Learning Community, ODEP Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Project, and other resources •With key partners, draft recommendations for adding employment service options under the Idaho Medicaid program in line with HCBS rules •Build public awareness and support for Employment First message •Promote Idaho Disability Employment Awareness Month activities including Take Your Legislator to Work and post awareness information •Support employment planning training opportunities for transition- age youth and families •Review research reports and state system data related to employment services •Monitor employment related policies and program changes •Participate in project-relevant councils, committees, and workgroups

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Council on Developmental Disabilities