The Arc of Colorado Secures Passage of Employment First Bill

The Arc of Colorado conceived of and found sponsors for SB 77, recently signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. This law requires multiple state agencies to work through the State Rehabilitation Council to develop an Employment First policy that increases competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. These agencies will develop a strategic plan to incentivize employers to hire individuals with I/DD and provide training and support for people with disabilities to identify, secure, and maintain community based jobs in integrated settings.