Employment First Fact Sheet

Texas

~~“It is policy and law in the State of Texas that earning a living wage through competitive integrated employment is the first and preferred outcome for adults with disabilities who receive public benefits. Employment First promotes the expectation that Texans with disabilities are valued members of the workforce and able to meet the same employment standards, responsibilities, and expectations as other working-age adults. The Council supports Employment First policies and will work with the legislature, state agency staff, stakeholders (self-advocates, family members, and employers), and interested parties to pro-mote Employment First policies and positions.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD
Date Enacted: 
02/01/2019
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