Employment First

One on One Employment Readiness ClassIn compliance with the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP), Community Living of Rhode Island has fully embarked in systems redesign and change efforts that helped improve on our 100 % community- based Integrated Employment opportunities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Our efforts and direction in this instance was borne out of the growing support for on-going National movement called Employment First Initiative, “a frame work for system change that is centered on the premise that all citizens, including individuals with significant disabilities, are capable of full participation in Integrated Employment and Community life.” ODEP. Under this dispensation; CLRI have been developing and placing our Participants in well paid employment opportunities.