Employment is a fundamental value and ambition in American culture, and people with disabilities want to be a part of their communities just as everyone does. Approximately 20% of U.S. citizens have one or more diagnosed psychological, intellectual or physical disabilities.

HHS is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to meaningful employment services in the community, especially integrated competitive employment.

This Employment First principle guides HHS services for people with disabilities and helps put them on a path towards self-sufficiency through full participation in community life.

Employment First Trainings