Florida EmployMe1st

Since 2011, the EmployMe1st project has been developing an Employment First initiative in Florida. Through this project, the Institute for Community Inclusion and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services have partnered to help the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council understand national Employment First efforts, and to implement efforts around integrated, competitive employment for Floridians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Staff from the EmployMe1st Project support Florida’s Employment First Collaborative Team to implement an interagency cooperative agreement; facilitate the development of local-level collaborative teams; share information through the Employment First Grassroots Group, website, and newsletter; and support self-advocates to become involved in the state’s Employment First efforts.  

Learn more about the project.

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