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Employment First mentoring: A critical priority for the department involves investing in and promoting community-based, integrated employment opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities. On Dec. 9, the Office of Disability Employment Policy’sEmployment First State Leadership Mentoring Program held its annual orientation meeting for Core State Coordinators at department headquarters.

The EFSLMP fosters the development of a national and state Employment First strategic policy framework, accomplished by knowing what the best employment practices are and translating them into action, training, technical assistance, policy reform, peer-to-peer mentoring, and other ongoing capacity building activities. During the all-day meeting, the more than 60 attendees reflected on accomplishments and brainstormed on further advancing the objectives of the Employment First movement.