This order directs the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Department of Education to work together to improve Oregon’s systems of designing and providing employment services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in fulfillment of Oregon’s Employment First Policy. This order also includes a reduction over time of state support for sheltered workshops and increased integrated employment for these individuals.
Employment First Policy (PDF)
Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of people with the most significant disabilities in the workplace and community. Under the Employment First approach, community-based, integrated employment is the first option for employment services for youth and adults with significant disabilities.
Memorandum of Understanding on Transition of Students with Disabilities to the Workforce (PDF)
This document was generated in collaboration with Office of Developmental Disabilities, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities. The collective vision is: Through Strong Agency collaboration, youth with disabilities will leave school with integrated, community employment of post-secondary education plan.