Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month - an Employment First Resource in Colorado

October 13, 2020

The Colorado Office of Employment First team (left to right: Aryn Taylor (Grant Writer/Evaluator), Teresa Nguyen (Curriculum Developer/Trainer), Patricia Henke (Director), Brian Dean (Program Developer/Trainer), Deirdre Sage (Curriculum Developer)
The Colorado Office of Employment First team (left to right: Aryn Taylor (Grant Writer/Evaluator), Teresa Nguyen (Curriculum Developer/Trainer), Patricia Henke (Director), Brian Dean (Program Developer/Trainer), Deirdre Sage (Curriculum Developer)

Sitting under JFK Partners at the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Colorado Office of Employment First (COEF) is a new resource for training and learning communities on a variety of Employment First topics including Individual Placement and Support, Customized Employment, Supported Employment, Youth and Family Education, and Benefits Counseling. COEF delivers technical assistance and capacity building to strengthen and evaluate Employment First policies and practices with other invested state and national partners. COEF works side-by-side with Colorado's Employment First Advisory Partnership, a multi-agency, collaborative approach created through legislation in 2016 focused on advancing competitive integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

COEF has a new social media and presence with people with disabilities, family members, and partners. We encourage you to like and follow us on Facebook. What are other ways to stay connected with us?