Systems Transformation

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Developing relationships with businesses in the community who need workers is an important part of supporting job seekers with developmental disabilities. 

One of the main hurdles for job-seekers with disabilities is often "getting into the front door," and being able to show the skills and talents they have.

Agencies who engage employers can let businesses know they are a resource with access to capable and valuable future employees. 

Employer Testimonial
Employment WORKs video (Hamilton/Butler/Warren Counties) focuses on an employer reaching out to other employers to tell their success story.

Employer Testimonial
Lucas county board of developmental disabilities staff and Welch Packaging manager discuss their partnership.

Ad to employers
"What's Good for Business" is a short, concise 30-second example of "employer engagement, an "elevator speech" done in video.

Employer Testimonial
The many benefits of hiring job seekers with disabilities are illustrated succinctly.

Community Engagement Assessment

As state and federal rules change to ensure that people with developmental disabilities have the support they need to be involved in their community, agencies that provide services are working to make sure that the services they offer include opportunities for community life engagement and integrated employment.