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Across the nation, Employment First (EF) is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that: β€œEmployment is the first priority and preferred outcome of publicly funded services for people with disabilities.” EF is also a β€œframework for systems change that is centered on the premise that all citizens, including individuals with significant disabilities, are capable of full participation in integrated employment and community life.” 

Momentum for making EF a reality in Iowa continues to grow, which helps propel systems change that can support full access to employment for all Iowans with disabilities.

Please enjoy the resources on this site. We hope it will provide value in the discussion of Employment First opportunities!