Employment First


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“As part of the Employment First Initiative, OOD [Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities] and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) have established an interagency agreement to expand Supported Employment services for working-age adults with developmental disabilities.  According to DODD data, there are more than 30,000 working-age adults who receive adult services, the vast majority of which are in facility-based settings.  This statewide initiative supports job seekers to transition from facility-based work and non-work settings (sheltered workshops, enclaves, adult day support programs or residential settings) to competitive integrated employment.”

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
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