A Purpose in Life: Why Employment First Matters to Self-Advocates

“A Purpose in Life: Why Employment First Matters to Self-Advocates” is the title of a publication by Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) and Green Mountain Self-Advocates.  This publication defines and explains the concept of “employment first” and shares the perspectives of peer leaders in the Employment First movement about why employment is a critical component of independence and self-determination.  It explores several themes about employment, such as that people with disabilities want equal opportunities for employment and want to work in real jobs for real pay.  It also explores the barriers that exist to closing sheltered workshops.  To read this publication, click the link here:  A Purpose in Life: Why Employment First Matters to Self-Advocates