Welcome to EmploymentFirstMA.org! This site supports the implementation of the Blueprint for Success: Employing Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Massachusetts.

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Enhancing Excellence in CBDS Community of Practice Applications Now Available

This Community of Practice will bring together 10-12 CBDS providers in a peer-to-peer learning experience to support program development efforts. The CoP will be facilitated by ICI with Genni Sasnett participating as a subject matter expert. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7. All applications must be submitted online.
Learn more.

Check out our latest publication, Ensuring Excellence in Community-Based Day Supports: A Guide for Service Provider and Staff. Written by ICI’s David Hoff and consultants Cori Di Biase and Genni Sasnett, this tool is a great resource for providers seeking to develop or enhance their CBDS program.

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Rosanna sorts and delivers mail at the Merrimack Valley Credit Union in Lawrence, MA.



Frank is a lot attendant at the Home Depot in Somerville, MA.



Maggie works at a marketing and advertising agency in Boston, MA.

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