Rhode Island Employment First Policy: A Time for Action

Rhode Island

~~“Changing Lives through Integrated Employment ...
Employment First promotes community-based, integrated employment as the first  option for employment services for individuals with disabilities. Conversations about Employment First are taking place in Rhode Island and across the nation. Rhode Island is part of the national movement toward a greater emphasis on community employment that echoes a general shift toward services designed to integrate individuals with disabilities into their communities, providing them with the same opportunities and responsibilities as all other citizens.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
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