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A Blueprint For Change: Oregon Competitive Employment Project Strategic Plan


The Oregon Competitive Employment Project’s objectives and activates are guided by a strategic plan.  The document, A Blueprint for Change, outlines the mission, goals and objectives of the project, and the strategies and activities that it will utilize to make competitive and inclusive employment possible for Oregonians with disabilities.


The Blueprint was developed through an intensive effort by the project’s Leadership Council, staff and consultants over a five month period that began in September 2005. The planning process involved a number of successive procedures that included reviewing Oregon’s disability and employment-related systems and identifying:

  • The strengths and beneficial elements that need to be preserved and sustained.
  • Gaps, barriers and problems that limit persons with disabilities from gaining and maintaining meaningful employment.
  • Ideas, recommendations and strategies for sustaining strengths and addressing gaps, barriers and problems.

This information and the subsequent analysis were obtained through a number of processes, including:

  • Interviews and surveys of 22 “key informants” about disability and employment issues.
  • Community forums that were held in nine Oregon communities to obtain input from persons with disabilities, employers and public and private service providers.
  • Production of papers on key issues and developments.

Through a series of planning meetings, the Leadership Council, project staff and consultants developed a comprehensive and prioritized set of strategies and activities for advancing competitive employment of persons with disabilities.


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