Maine Act To Provide Integrated Community-based & Customized Employment


State Policies & Initiatives: 
The Bill promotes:
1. “Employment as core component of services and supports. In carrying out its duties to provide services and supports to persons with disabilities, a state agency shall include as a core component of its services and supports the opportunity for persons with disabilities to acquire integrated community-based employment or customized employment.”
2. “First and preferred service or support option. When providing services or supports to a person with a disability, a state agency shall offer to the person, as the first and preferred service or support option, a choice of employment services that will support the acquisition by the person of integrated community-based employment or customized employment.”
3. “Coordination of efforts and information.”
4. “Pursuit of employment; option. Nothing in this chapter may be construed to require a person with a disability who receives services from a state agency to accept employment services from that state agency or to experience a loss of services as a result of choosing not to explore employment options.”
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Labor; State of Maine
Date Enacted: