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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Building on Success: Expanding Employment Opportunities

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Marlborough, MA.
Speakers include Elin Howe and Genni Sasnett!
Registration closed on 11/21/16
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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.

Training & TA

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Staff Development Practices and Resources

Certification Options

Training Resources


Personal Stories



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.

Promising Practices

Work Inc.: Using Strategic Planning to Support Transformation

Making Community Connections for Transition-Age Youth: Melrose Rotary Club, Melrose, MA

Community-Based Instruction for Transition-Age Youth: King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA