As a national partner, TASH is happy to announce the official launch of the national Employment First website. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the platform provides a unique comprehensive resource for policymakers, researchers and external stakeholders to learn about national trends and activities in Employment First, including but not limited to:
- Viewing outcome data across respective Federally-funded systems (education, I/DD adult services, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, workforce investment, and others) at an individual state level as well as the ability to compare data from up to three states at a time;
- Reviewing comprehensive profiles for each individual state with respect to relevant legislation, policies, gubernatorial actions, funding initiatives, pilots, and strategic partnerships going on in each state as it relates to increasing competitive, integrated employment options for individuals with disabilities; and
- Conducting queries to ascertain all policies/actions around a specific topic based on a customized search process.