California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)

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The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD) was established to advance the employment of people with disabilities in the state. Policy-related responsibilities of the committee were first defined in the Workforce Inclusion Act (Aroner, Statutes of 2002) and amended as part of the Budget Act of 2011, under Assembly Bill 119. The primary function of the CCEPD is to consult with and advise the Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency on all issues related to full inclusion in the workforce of persons with disabilities, in order to:

  1. Bring individuals with disabilities into gainful employment at a rate that is as close as possible to that of the general population.

  2. Support the goals of equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for these individuals.

  3. Ensure that state government is a model employer of individuals with disabilities.

  4. Support state coordination with, and participation in, benefits planning training and information dissemination projects supported by private foundations and federal grants.

Assembly Bill 119 required CCEPD to coordinate an annual event for youth with disabilities. The California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) was selected as that youth event from 2013-2015. The CCEPD in September, 2015 voted to adopt the California YLF as the event again for the next 3 years 2016-2018. For more information on the YLF go to the DOR YLF page.

For more information please contact the Executive Officer, Maria Aliferis-Gjerde at (916) 558-5698.


Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no scheduled meetings.