Employment First 

Issue

Employment is critical for individuals with Intellectual Disability or Autism (ID/A) to achieve independence yet individuals with ID/A are currently massively underemployed or unemployed. 

PAR Position

PAR supports both state and federal efforts to introduce policies and legislation to increase competitive, integrated employment opportunities for individuals with ID/A.

Take Action

Beginning in 2016, PAR organized a small Employment First Workgroup made up of ODP, PAR, and legislative staff, who discussed and contributed substantially to the Employment First legislation Governor Wolf signed on June 19, 2018. Beginning in Fall 2018, the workgroup will be open to any PAR member who wishes to be involved in promoting Employment First. If you are interested in joining the workgroup please send an email to [email protected] or call the office at (717) 236-2374.

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