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Provider Transformation Issue Brief: Transforming Employment Services from Sheltered Work to Competitive, Integrated Employment for all Job Seekers with Disabilities

LEAD Center | Gary Shaheen, Amy Gonzalez, Lin Nibbelink
LEAD Center | November 2016 | Report/Brief

ODEP’s Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) aims to prioritize competitive integrated employment over sheltered work and to transform work centers into competitive integrated employment models as a core element of provider transformation. This brief details the growing evidence that through ODEP’s investment, EFSLMP states such as Iowa and Tennessee are making great strides in ensuring that any person who wants to work, no matter their disability, can do so.