Employment First Administrative Rule (5123: 2-2-05)


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“The purpose of this rule is to implement the employment first policy in accordance with section 5123.022 of the Revised Code… This rule applies to county boards of developmental disabilities and providers responsible for planning, coordinating, or providing employment services, regardless of funding source, to individuals with developmental disabilities.”

·       Community Employment is competitive employment that takes place in an integrated setting

·       Every individual of working age will have a person-centered planning process to identify their desired employment outcome and their place on the path to community employment

·       Services and supports will be provided to help the individual move along the path to community employment

·       County boards are required to develop and implement an Employment First policy, set benchmarks to increase community employment outcomes, partner with schools to enhance transition planning, share information with individuals, families, schools, employers, providers and others in the community about Medicaid Buy-In, and collect employment data on individuals served

·       Providers are required to submit progress reports at least every 12 months to ensure the individual is moving along the path to community employment and collect employment data on individuals served

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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