EVERYDAY LIVES IN ACTION: MY LIFE, MY WAY
EMPLOYMENT/MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION: I want to work and/or have other ways to contribute to my community. My family, supporters, and community support me to find and keep a real job that I like with good wages and benefits or start and run my own business, and/or volunteer the way I want in my community.
Employment is a centerpiece of adulthood and must be available for every person. The benefits of employment for people with disabilities are significant and are the same as for people without disabilities.
• Feeling proud
• Having self-confidence
• Getting a paycheck
• Meeting new people
• Building new skills
• Paying taxes
House Bill 1641 - Codifys Executive Order 2016-03,
making "Employment First" a Pennsylvania Law