Oregon’s Transition Resource Handbook


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

~~“Oregon’s Employment First initiative has been the vehicle for state agencies to continue to operate together in improving competitive integrated employment outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Employment establishes community connections that allow people to become contributing and valued members of their communities. As with all other citizens, for individuals with I/DD, employment has many positive impacts. These impacts include increasing self-worth, building relationships, and access to community resources. Employment improves economic well-being as well as physical and mental health.”

  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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