Where are you in your employment journey?

Whether you are just exploring your options or ready to join the workforce, you are at the right place to learn about Colorado’s resources for career seekers with disabilities.

Explore Your Talents

Discover paths that will bring you joy and meaning.

Develop New Skills

Receive education and learn about self-advocacy to chart your course.

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Go To Work

Connect with the right supports in your community to find employment.

Keep Your Job & Advance

Once you’ve found where you belong, grow your earnings and responsibilities.

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Expect employment that is real work for real pay.

Real work for real pay.

Colorado employment programs deliver many different kinds of support to help you achieve competitive, integrated employment. This means you should expect to earn at least minimum wage and look forward to meeting and working with other employees with and without disabilities. You should expect to have opportunities to grow and advance in your job just like everyone else.

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Still in school? It’s never too early to explore your interests.

Colorado’s employers will need the talents you have to offer, so thinking about your career journey starts when you are young. Visit the Youth and Families page to discover all of the ways students with disabilities are creating their employment path through what’s called pre-employment transition services. Pre-employment transition services are about exploration, experiences, training, and becoming a self-advocate.

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The Colorado Office of Employment First sits under JFK Partners, the state’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, a program of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its creation was envisioned by Colorado Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP), a multi-state agency and stakeholder-led collaborative, and was made possible, in part, by funding from the Colorado Legislature and generously matched through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

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