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Employment First in New Jersey: An interagency collaboration
In 2012, New Jersey became an “Employment First.” It is a national movement to establish “a framework 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.” (U.S. Department of Labor).

We are pleased to have a wonderful national leader who will be presenting an overview of New Jersey’s Employment First policies and practices and its best practices and areas for improvement. We also welcome three department representatives that provide interagency support to students in the transition from school to competitive integrated employment.

Presentation and Speakers:
• Employment First in New Jersey
o David Hoff, Program Director, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

• Interagency Agreement to Promote Services for Students in Transition from School to Competitive Integrated Employment
o Bill Freeman, CSPD Coordinator, Office of Special Education, NJ Department of Education
o Toni Scott, Program Planning and Development Specialist, Youth Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
o Amanda Gerson, Coordinator, Vocational Rehabilitation and Transition Services, Commission for Blind & Visually Impaired, NJ Department of Human Services

If you have any questions, please contact Kyoko Coco,, 609-341-3112.

Nov 20, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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