Welcome to EmploymentFirstMA.org! This site supports the implementation of the Blueprint for Success: Employing Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Massachusetts.
The partnership between employment specialists and job seekers/employees with developmental disabilities is at the core of quality employment services. This month, Jill Eastman, the employment services program coordinator at the Institute for Community Inclusion, explains the employment specialist/job seeker relationship.
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.
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.