The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of the second Annual Comprehensive Employment Report. The ODP Comprehensive Employment Report provides important performance data to individuals, families, advocates, providers, government officials, and taxpayers.
Employment is paramount to living an everyday life. While there has been tremendous progress, there are still many barriers to overcome. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals’ employment, as well as their physical and emotional health, is significant. In addition, barriers that existed prior to the pandemic still exist. ODP stands behind the philosophies and recommendations of Everyday Lives and the Employment First Act. With valuable insight from all stakeholders, ODP is committed to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism to achieve their employment aspirations.