MD Department of Disabilities Employment First


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

In November of 2014, MDOD was designated the Lead State Agency for a technical assistance opportunity through the US Department of Labor Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The Employment First Core State Leadership Mentoring Program will provide training and assess six (6) community providers to build capacity and transform community providers on customized employment. MDOD and the State and external partners will also develop recommendations for core competencies related to customized employment within the State and identify ways to infuse Employment First initiatives into the nonresidential portion of the State’s Home and Community Based Services Waivers delivered through Medicaid.

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Customized Employment
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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