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There are many resources that can help you find your path to community employment in the Tools Section. Each tool can be downloaded for you to use many times. Click on the Download button for each tool to see how it can help.

What Is Employment First?

What Is Employment First?

Employment Fact Sheet

The sheet will give you a lot of information about Employment First.

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What Is Employment First?

Employment First Partnership - National APSE Conference 2015

Presentation for the National APSE 2015 Conference about the Employment First Partnership.

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What Is Employment First?

Employment First Rule Companion - Man

This has descriptions of the Path to Employment and can help you better understand Employment First.

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What Is Employment First?

Employment First Rule Companion - Woman

This has descriptions of the Path to Employment and can help you better understand Employment First.

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What Kind Of Job Should I Get?

What Kind Of Job Should I Get?

The Job Seeker's Guide to Discovery

This is a guide for understanding what you are good at and what you like to do, which is also called discovery.

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Who Can Help?

Who Can Help?

A Guide to Transition Services

This is information from Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities to help students with disabilities move from school to work.

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Who Can Help?

My Employment Team

This can help you choose who will help you find a job or find a different job.

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Who Can Help?

Questions for Service and Support Administrator

This has a list of questions you can ask your Service and Support Administrator about employment and other support.

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How Can I Be A Self-Advocate?

How Can I Be A Self-Advocate?

Lead Your Person-Centered Planning Meeting

This is a list of steps to help you lead a person-centered meeting to plan your goals.

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How Can I Be A Self-Advocate?

People On My Employment Team

This can help you keep track of contact information for people on your team.

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How Can I Be A Self-Advocate?

Your Person-Centered Planning Team

This is a guide for understanding what you are good at and what you like to do, which is also called "discovery".

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How Do I Get A Job?

How Do I Get A Job?

Finding A Job Checklist

This is a large list with information about:

  • The Path to Employment
  • What kind of job you may want
  • Who to put on your team
  • How to lead your planning meeting
  • How to prepare to find a job
  • And where to find out about working and your benefits

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How Do I Get A Job?

Informational Interview Questions

This is a list of questions to ask employers about their business and learn about what they do.

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How Do I Get A Job?

The Job Seeker's Guide to Discovery

This is a guide for understanding what you are good at and what you like to do, which is also called discovery.

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

A Guide to Transition Services

This is information from Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities to help students with disabilities move from school to work.

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Backward Planning Tool

This has many documents with information about how to make a goal and then steps to reach it.

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Evidence Based Practices for Transition Youth

Methods and strategies for teachers, job coaches and all practitioners to prepare youth to work in the community

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Evidence Based Predictors for Post-School Success

This can provide professionals with research-based strategies to make youth skills better for future employment.

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Free Online Resources for Job Seekers

This is many different online resources that you can use for free to help you find out your interests, about self-advocacy, how to find jobs, and ways to keep jobs.

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Ohio's Postsecondary Program Summaries

Explore colleges that help students with DD learn job skills.

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Where Do I Start If I Am A Student?

Pathway from School to Employment

This has information about what steps you can take to be ready for employment after you leave school.

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How Does Work Impact My Benefits?

How Does Work Impact My Benefits?

Medicaid Buy In Game

This has information about Medicaid Buy-In and if you can use it.

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How Can Technology Help Me?

How Can Technology Help Me?

Technology To Help You Get A Job

This can help you name some of the technology you use and technology you would like to use.

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