Why is community employment important? Because Employment WORKS for people with disabilities, businesses and the community everyone shares.
The Ohio Employment First Initiative states that the first option for a person receiving services should be community employment. The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities has committed to putting more resources toward developing more community employment opportunities rather than the development of more traditional facility-based services.
The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities makes it a priority to ensure the people we support have as many opportunities as possible to work in the community just like everyone else. We partner with a variety of businesses, vocational service providers, and educational institutions to provide initial and ongoing support, from finding a job to keeping it.
Check out the Employment Links to the right (in the gray box) to learn more.