Employment First Transition Framework

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The Employment First Transition Framework is a results-oriented process that leads to individual community employment outcomes for youth with developmental disabilities. The Framework is a system of practices that are present at the state, regional, and individual levels that reflect person-centeredness, are agency neutral, and are outcome focused.

Individuals and service agencies regularly commit time and resources to activities that are meant to assist youth to prepare for and realize meaningful adult lives, including community employment. Service systems provide assistance that is intended to sustain the young adult as they move from the school years to adult living. Despite these efforts youth and young adults, especially those with more complex disabilities, continue to be unemployed, underemployed or in sheltered employment. Studies and follow-up data indicate that a significant number of youth with disabilities continue to fail to achieve productive engagement as adults.

Please click on Employment First at the top of this page which will direct you to the transition page which has many resources available on the Ohio Employment First website. For more information about Employment First visit ohioemploymentfirst.org.