Employment First – Washington State

General Information for Washington State EF

 

    • Between 2004 and 2006, the State of Washington implemented the Working Age Adult employment policy. To see a current version of Washington’s policy on employment click here.
    • Washington’s working age adult policy implementation started in 2004 and completed in 2006. An analysis of the policy roll out was captured through two annual gatherings at Alderbrook.
    • As part of the 2011 Legislative Session, the Washington State Legislature required the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to work with legislators and stakeholders to develop a new approach to Employment and Day services to be submitted to the 2012 Legislature. Here is the Workgroup report.
    • In 2012, the State of Washington created legislation to guide the implementation of Employment First. The State of WA Legislation can be found here.
    • Legislation passed in 2012 establishing parameters around employment as first priority for individuals with developmental disabilities, with option of alternative community access program. – HERE
    • Policy 6.13 guides the work of Washington State’s employment service delivery. This policy establishes qualifications for providers of employment and day program services.
    • In 2013, The Office of the Governor of the State of Washington issued Executive Order 13-02. The executive order is to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities in state employment.
    • ICI Pub-Washington WAAP: Publication from the Institute for Community Inclusion providing an overview of the development of Washington’s Working Age Adult Policy
    • Washington State LegislationLegislation passed in 2012 establishing parameters around employment as first priority for individuals with developmental disabilities, with option of alternative community access program
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial