Principles of Employment First
All individuals have the right to explore the full range of employment options to empower informed choice and foster self-determination.
Career Planning is a requirement for all individuals currently receiving services in order to ensure that supports, services, and outcomes on Individual Support Plans are consistent with what the person is seeking.
All individuals have the right to earn a living wage in a job of their choosing, based on their unique talents, gifts, skills, and interests.
As with all employees, persons with disabilities should have access to services and supports necessary to succeed in the workplace.
Businesses universally value employees with disabilities as an integral part of their workforce and include all people within recruitment and hiring efforts as standard practice.