Employment First Town Hall MARCH 20, 2019, 5 PM TO 7 PM (VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY)

Employment First

Town Hall
A Community Conversation

In Partnership with IUPUI, INAPSE, and The WILL Center

MARCH 20, 2019, 5 PM TO 7 PM
VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
ONE LIBRARY SQUARE
MEETING ROOM C; LOWER LEVEL
TERRE HAUTE, IN 47807

WE NEED YOU! People with disabilities, their families, and community members are invited to come and share your ideas for how to improve employment for people with disabilities.
What is Employment First? Employment First means competitive employment, fair wages, and career advancement for people with disabilities. Many are not aware that a 2017 law was passed that says “community integrated employment must be the first and preferred outcome of services for people with disabilities.”
Participants will discuss how Indiana and the Terre Haute area can increase employment and change systems. Our goals are to:
• Develop a group of people in the Terre Haute area supporting Employment First;
• Identify barriers to getting jobs and design a system that works for people;
• Develop local initiatives to educate and dispel myths about community employment; and
• Document success stories of people with disabilities working in Terre Haute and surrounding communities.

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