Supported Employment Program

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August 9, 2021

The Colorado Office of Employment First (COEF) is proud to announce Colorado’s newest employment resource, Colorado Disability Benefits 101 (CO DB101). This online tool is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Coloradans with disabilities to address the fear of losing benefits by investigating the questions a career seeker has around “What happens to my benefits when I work?” CO DB101 is aimed to support individuals with disabilities in exploring career options and increasing financial independence.

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Employment First in Colorado

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Employment First in Colorado means:

  • All people with disabilities have opportunities to work and grow in their careers
  • Employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for working age individuals with disabilities, regardless of level of disability, receiving assistance from publicly funded systems
  • State and local systems change initiatives result in real jobs for real pay for people with disabilities

One of the Employment First initiatives is ensuring professionals who are actively providing Individualized Supported Employment services through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) or Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers have the training and/or certification required and can be reimbursed for that training and/or certification.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Act now!