Defining “EmploymentFirst”:

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.

EmploymentFirst principles must be based on clear public policies and practices that ensure employment of citizens with disabilities within the general workforce is the priority for public funding and service delivery.

Read APSE’s EmploymentFirst statement
Employment First Map: See what’s happening with EmploymentFirst activities across the country
Employment Best Practices
EmploymentFirst Fact Sheets
EmploymentFirst Resources