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Welcome to the Massachusetts Employment First Resource Library! Our Resource Library has hundreds of tools, publications, and other resources for employment specialists, job coaches, advocates, and self-advocates, and others who work to promote inclusive employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Getting Started

More people with disabilities are working at a competitive wage in their communities than ever before. Here you’ll find resources about community work, including practical guidelines, an overview of employment history, and stories of people with disabilities who are thriving in community-based careers.

  • Supported Employment Quality Indicators
    This document from the Association for Persons Supporting Employment First (APSE) provides guidelines for practices, values, and competencies involved in providing quality individualized and integrated employment services.

  • Real People Real Jobs Website
    This site highlights the employment successes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the promising practices that led to their successes. It contains a variety of personal stories (some with videos), and highlights the specific strategies and approaches used for success.