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Arizona Employment First Products

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VIDEO: Employment First: Job Opportunities for All!

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What is Employment First? This video describes what it means, what's happening in Arizona, and success stories of integrated competitive employment. This video is also available with an audio description track. The video transcript is below and also available for download. To view the video as an embedded link, visit our Success Stories page. Video Transcript (with Audio Description) -[Voiceover]
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Working and Benefits

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Downloadable as PDF Handout, High Contrast, and Plain Text Document Plain Text: Working and Your Benefits This table shows resources and programs for working and receiving benefits like SSI or Medicaid. To learn more about these programs and find other resources, visit AZ.BD101.org AHCCCS Freedom to Work AHCCCS Freedom to Work means you can work and still receive healthcare through AHCCCS. To
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Arizona Employment First Infographic

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Downloadable as PDF Handout, High Contrast, and Plain Text Document Plain Text: AZ Employment First (EF) means that competitive integrated employment is the expectation for all Arizonans who have a disability. EF IS A… Vision Initiative Movement EF IS NOT A… Program Agency Service Arizona has an Employment First Executive Order (2017) declaring state agencies must work to improve employment
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Applying for the Division of Developmental Disabilities

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Available for Download as PDF Handout, High Contrast, and Plain Text Document Plain Text: Applying for the Division of Developmental Disabilities The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides lots of services to help you live independently in your community. They can help you make decisions about your health, where you live, and where you work. Can DDD Help Me? To get help from DDD,
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WIOA: It's Your Choice

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Available for Download as PDF in Color, Grey, and Text Only The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a law. WIOA says people who have disabilities have rights. These rights include having information about s elf-determination, self-advocacy , and peer mentoring . This handout will help you understand what those terms mean. It also has a checklist you can use to help you achieve your
Powerpoint Slide reading "Oh Yes I Can Work!"

TRAINING: Oh Yes I Can Work! Making the Case for Competitive Integrated Employment

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In March 2019, Sara Murphy presented on sharing effective strategies for talking about competitive integrated employment, building acceptance for new ideas, developing action plans, and engaging stakeholders. Sara Murphy is a Senior Associate at TransCen, Inc., and the Director of WorkLink, TransCen’s San Francisco-based direct service program. She has extensive experience in program development,
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WEBINAR: Oh Yes, I CAN Work! Competitive Employment for People with Significant Disabilities

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In September 2018, Dr. Laura Owens, CESP presented on supporting people who have disabilities employed in competitive settings ” to VR counselors, DDD support coordinators, special education teachers , transition staff, and employment service providers from across Arizona. Laura A. Owens, Ph.D., CESP, has more than 30 years of experience as an international leader , speaker, and publisher in the
Councilmembers Jennifer Adams, and Robin Arredondo-Savage and HR Department Representatives receiving the proclamation from the Mayor Mark Mitchell.

Employment First Tempe Proclamation

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Councilmembers Jennifer Adams, and Robin Arredondo-Savage and HR Department Representatives receiving the proclamation from the Mayor Mark Mitchell. On March 26, 2019, the City of Tempe became the first Employment First City in the state of Arizona. By becoming an Employment First city, Tempe becomes a model for city-wide initiatives promoting competitive, integrated outcomes for individuals who
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Arizona Employment First Policy Statement

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This resource outlines the Arizona Employment First policy framework. It shows how AZ EF plans to achieve its goals by changing policy and practice. Click the link to download the PDF.
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What Employment First Means to Me Infographic Handout

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Available for download as PDF Handout, High Contrast, and Plain Text Document To learn more, CLICK HERE . Plain Text: Employment First Means... Job Seeker: I have the information and support I need to make my own decisions about working. High Schooler: I have support to plan my future, like job counseling, work-based learning, and advocacy training. Family Member: I work collaboratively with my