Employment First – Other States

 

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA

  • CA Legislation (passed): Text of AB 287, California’s legislation on Employment First, signed into law in October 2009, establishing Employment First Committee, and calling for the establishment of an Employment First Policy.
  • CA Legislation (Proposed)

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

IOWA

KANSAS

LOUISIANA

  • Employment First Policy July 2011 Employment First policy statement from the Louisiana Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

MARYLAND

MAINE

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

  • Legislation (proposed): Proposed legislation regarding implementation of an Employment First policy

MISSOURI

NEW MEXICO

NEW JERSEY

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

  • ND Legislation (passed): Legislation signed into law in April 2013, establishing a Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, for furthering the goal of employment as the first option for people with disabilities.

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

  • OKDDSD Employment Policy Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Services employment policy, stating that the optimal goal of waiver services is full-time employment in the community.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • PA OMR Employment Policy  – 2005 policy document from Pennsylvania Department of Public welfare on supporting community employment for individuals living in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Mental Retardation, indicating community employment as a priority without regard to level of disability.
  • Annual Report on Employment Outcomes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2006, a FY 2006-2007 Action Plan for Employment, and related information.

RHODE ISLAND

TENNESSEE

 

 

TEXAS

  • Legislation (Proposed): Text of Texas House Bill 785, introduced in 2009, requiring that employment services be structured to ensure employment of people with disabilities in integrated settings.

UTAH

  • Legislation (Passed): Text of Utah House Bill, that requires that employment be the first priority for individuals with disabilities receiving publicly funded supports. Bill was signed into law in March 2011.

VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN