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State Council for Persons with Disabilities


Employment First Mission & Legislation

The Commission’s mission is to ensure that state agencies promote and implement the Employment First Act so that people with disabilities, as a first option, have the opportunity for meaningful and competitive employment in fully integrated work settings. We carry out this mission by working with state agencies to:

  • Review the programs, policies, procedures, and funding of agencies that are related to implementation of the Employment First Act.
  • Track and report on the progress of those agencies in reaching measurable goals and objectives related to the Act.
  • Identify barriers to achieving those goals and objectives and finding strategies to overcome those barriers.

Legislation Information