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Employment First

Defining “Employment First”:

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.

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