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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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Arizona Employment Provider Directory

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The Arizona Employment Provider Directory was created to help individuals and families make informed decisions on employment-related services. Providers are sometimes also called vendors and provide services for job seekers and families. It was developed with funding from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
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The Power of Disability Employment: The Impact to Arizona’s Economy

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This report by the Institute for Community Inclusion was developed for the Arizona Developmental Disability Planning Council in 2019. It provides up-to-date information about employment for Arizonans who have disabilities, the economic value of employing people who have disabilities, and recommendations. You can download the full report or a 4-page summary.
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AZ Employment First 2018 Review & Milestones

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This infographic describes the activities of Arizona Employment First between January and December 2018. Highlights include: The Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Arizona Chapter was officially chartered Outreach activities included 3 webinars and 34 speaking engagements, reaching 1,200 people throughout the state
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Employment and Salary in Arizona on People Who Have Disabilities

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This handout uses Census data to provide statistics on employment and salaries for people who have disabilities in Arizona Handout Text Employment and Salary in Arizona on people who have disabilities 80% or more have a high school degree or higher Over 51% have at least some college 35% of working-age people with disabilities have jobs Compare to 74% of people with no disabilities have jobs The
2017 Milestones Handout

AZ Employment First 2017 Review & Milestones

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This infographic describes the activities of Arizona Employment First between January and December 2017. Highlights include: 10 Core Team meetings 20 speaking engagements reaching 934 individuals Signing of the EF Executive Order by Governor Ducey
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AZ Employment First Executive Summary

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This two-page document summarizes need for Employment First in Arizona, the development of the Employment First Core Team, and the 2014 community forums across the state. It argues there is an urgent need for Employment First policies in Arizona.
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AZ Employment First MOU

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This document is an agreement between representatives of organizations, agencies, and school districts across Arizona to implement the Arizona Employment First Strategic Plan. Signees include representatives from: Sonoran UCEDD Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Arizona Department of Economic Security/Division of Developmental Disabilities and Division of Employment and
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AZ Employment First JOBS - Strategic Plan

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This plan summarizes the key directions, strategies, next steps, and evaluation measures guiding Arizona Employment First. It was collaboratively written by the Arizona Employment First Core Team, which represent stakeholders from across the state. The strategic plan is also available in a text-only document.
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AZ Employment First Community Forum Findings (September 2014)

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In 2014, Arizona Employment First hosted six community forums with people from all over Arizona. Nearly 300 people from across the state participated. The comments and themes from these forums, summarized in this report, serve as the foundation for the Arizona Employment First strategic plan.