Oklahoma APSE 2017 Employment Conference


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

~~“This event brought together key community stakeholders, individuals with disabilities, family members and educators to network and discuss state-of-the-art strategies to ensure competitive and equitable employment for Oklahoman’s with disabilities. The attendees come from different backgrounds and experiences, but had a common goal:  to see that individuals with disabilities experience full inclusion in the workplace and in the community.

 As stakeholder’s, we strive to move toward employment first, and employment for all. Together we understand Employment First is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that:  Employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability. Our goal is for the Employment First philosophy to raise awareness of the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • University of Oklahoma, OK APSE
Date Enacted: