Welcome to the New England TACE Center (Region 1) Website.
This TACE Center (technical assistance & continuing education) is available to provide technical assistance and continuing education services to state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their partners.
The TACE Center staff members (including professionals from the Institute for Community Inclusion and Assumption College) have extensive experience and expertise to share through technical assistance and continuing education and will work to address the identified needs on practices and policies around employment in the New England area.
We invite you to explore this website to learn what is happening in this region. The site will include information on practices, a training calendar of events in the region useful tools and resources, helpful links to other sites, publications, and more.
We look forward to working with you!
Employment First Resource List
Over the past decade, the concept of Employment First--the idea that employment in integrated settings within the community should be the priority service option--has emerged in the disability field. The result has been ongoing development of a multitude of documents pertaining to Employment First, including state legislation, policies, reports, articles, etc. The attached list, developed by the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN), is an attempt to provide a comprehensive listing of these documents, as a resource to policymakers, advocates, and others. A primary emphasis with this list has been to identify legislation, regulations, and policy directives implementing Employment First policies. The list also lists a variety of Employment First related reports from individual states, developed by official state workgroups and grassroots initiatives consisting of coalitions of stakeholders working to affect change. In addition, a variety of documents that provide a national perspective have been included.