Everyday Lives in Action: My Life, My Way
Employment/Meaningful Contribution: I want to work and/or have other ways to contribute to my community. My family, supporters, and community support me to find and keep a real job that I like with good wages and benefits or start and run my own business, and/or volunteer the way I want in my community.
Employment is a centerpiece of adulthood and must be available for every person. The benefits of employment for people with disabilities are significant and are the same as for people without disabilities.
• Feeling proud
• Having self-confidence
• Getting a paycheck
• Meeting new people
• Building new skills
• Paying taxes
Comprehensive Employment Report
ODP is excited to share this data with our stakeholders and interagency partners. This exchange of information furthers ODP’s effort to be transparent regarding our standing as an ID/Autism system invested in helping individuals obtain and maintain competitive-integrated employment, and to inform policy development and program innovation in the months and years to come.