Employment in Michigan
This document is intended as guidance for public agencies, educators, and policymakers. It lays out a vision for the ideal system of transition in Michigan. It was developed as a result of Michigan’s participation in the Employment First State Mentoring Program, funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
On September 22nd, 2014 DD Network( MPAS, DDI and DD Council) released a report on Employment First in Michigan. This report outlines the dismal employment circumstances in Michigan for individuals with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) initiative aims to advance systems transformation related to Employment First in Michigan. It is working for the establishment of statewide policies that promote increased opportunities for competitive integrated employment among people with disabilities. This year-end report highlights what the grant has accomplished.