WI Employment First Documents

Help spread the word about WI Employment First! 

Wisconsin Employment First has created two new presentations – one for self-advocates and families and the other for employers – that you can use or adapt to share information to groups in your community.

The WI Employment First Coalition has developed a series of documents that you can use to build the WI Employment First movement within your organization or your community and share with policy makers.

The Employment First Q&A is a helpful reference document to understand what WI Employment First is and isn’t about, the history and philosophy of the Employment First movement, and how to get involved with the WI Employment First initiative.

Why We Need Employment First Policies is a one page summary explaining the importance of changing laws and policies in Wisconsin to support people with disabilities to pursue integrated employment.

Employment: Priorities for People with Disabilities provides a powerful summary of data that supports a clear need to increase integrated employment in Wisconsin.

Employment First for Businesses is a one page document can be given to employers to help them understand how hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense.

Employment First for Educators helps school staff understand the concepts of Employment First and the important role they play in supporting youth with disabilities to achieve integrated employment.

The Case for Employment fact sheet was created to covey the compelling reasons why Wisconsin should shift its policies to focus on integrated employment.

The Case for Real Jobs is used by WI Employment First Ambassadors to highlight the four primary reasons integrated employment should be the first option for people with disabilities.

WI Employment Policy Brief is used by WI Employment First Ambassadors to convey why Wisconsin needs Employment First policies.

This thought provoking Do You Believe document was created to pose some critical questions when considering Employment First.